Hargeysa International Book Fair 2015: Day 4 is getting hot in here
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Hargeysa International Book Fair 2015: Day 4 is getting hot in here

As the delegates from around the world get even more acclimatised to the land and people of Somaliland the festival gets better and better. August 4th was the fourth day of the festival and we were now firmly in the second half of activities. There were panels galore with moderators who would grill panelists about […]

Hargeysa International Book Fair 2015: Day 3 thrills and spills
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Hargeysa International Book Fair 2015: Day 3 thrills and spills

The action in the hottest literary festival happening right now continued in the biggest city in Somaliland on Monday. We had been enjoying the rich literary offering and world class friendliness of the people of Hargeisa and it didn’t look like it was changing any time in the near future. There were many panels that […]

Hargeysa International Book Fair 2015: Day 6 ends dramatically
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Hargeysa International Book Fair 2015: Day 6 ends dramatically

On the closing day of the Hargeysa International Book Fair 2015, a festival that brought people from fourteen countries from around the world together to Hargeisa, there were still panels. The panel on Knowledge Production and Somali studies with Dr Siyam Rayale, Nimo Ali and Yusuf Serunkuma as discussants promised to be engaging. The panel […]

African Writers Trust workshop call out
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African Writers Trust workshop call out

So you want to be better at this literature thing? Want to up your game as someone in the publishing industry as an editor or writer? Then you need to be in Kampala in October as our friends from the African Writers Trust (AWT) have just announced their 3rd Editorial and Publishing Training workshop in […]

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FT/Oppenheimer Fund Emerging Voices shortlists announced

A few weeks ago I talked about this amazing new opportunity for African creatives from the Oppenheimer fund supported by Financial Times. Oppenheimer for those a conglomerate that made their millions in the diamond times while the Financial Times are a leading media voice from Europe. The Emerging Voices awards are aimed at various creative […]

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African Writers Trust workshop call out

So you want to be better at this literature thing? Want to up your game as someone in the publishing industry as an editor or writer? Then you need to be in Kampala in October as our friends from the African Writers Trust (AWT) have just announced their 3rd Editorial and Publishing Training workshop in […]

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Hargeysa International Book Fair 2015: Day 6 ends dramatically

On the closing day of the Hargeysa International Book Fair 2015, a festival that brought people from fourteen countries from around the world together to Hargeisa, there were still panels. The panel on Knowledge Production and Somali studies with Dr Siyam Rayale, Nimo Ali and Yusuf Serunkuma as discussants promised to be engaging. The panel […]