Hargeysa International Book Fair 2014
Hargeysa International Book Fair 2014

2014 was a great year for Africa’s literature and a slew of festivals across the continent. So with the new year still upon us I figured that for planning purposes some of you would like to join in on the fun. Here is a list of events that will be happening in the next twelve months from the internet and from my own personal resources. If you feel that there is a festival missing please tell me and I will be happy to enter it or change the date. You can also check out the list of 2016 festivals.


Event: Cairo International Book Fair
Venue:Cairo, Egypt
Dates: 28th January – 12th February
:: A snapshot of the Cairo Book Fair 2015
:: Images from the Cairo Book Fair 2015


Event: Casablanca International Book Fair
Venue: Casablanca, Morocco
Dates: 12th February to 23rd February

Event: Cairo Literary Festival 2015
Venue: Cairo, Egypt
Dates: 14-19 February
Report: A look back at the inaugural Cairo Literary Festival 2015


Event:Tunis International Book Fair
Venue:Tunis, Tunisia
March 27 to April 5

Event: The International Confluences Book Fair Mauritius
Venue: Mauritius

Event: 19th Time of the Writer
Venue: Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre and other venues Durban, South Africa
Dates: 16-21 March
Information: https://www.facebook.com/TimeoftheWriter
:: A snapshot of The Time of the Writer 2015
:: Images from the Time of the Writer 2015 festival


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Event: Nigeria International Book Fair
Venue: Lagos, Nigeria
Dates: 11 – 16 May
Information: More information here.
One view of the Nigerian Book International Book Festival

Event: Franschhoek Literary Festival
Venue: Franschhoek, South Africa
Dates: 15-17 May
More info: http://www.flf.co.za/


Event: The Writivism Festival
Venue: Kampala, Uganda
Dates: 18-22 June
The Writivism Festival 2015 on this blog


Event: South African Book Fair
Venue: Johannesburg, South Africa
Dates: 31 July – 2 August

Event: Hargeysa International Book Fair (HIBF)
Venue: Hargeysa, Somaliland
Dates: 1-6 August

Event: BN Poetry Festival
Venue: Kampala
Dates: 26 to 28 August
Information: BN Poetry Award – A Society Immersed in Poetry


Event: Storymoja Festival
Venue: Nairobi, Kenya
Dates: 16th to 20th September 2015

Event: Nairobi International Book Fair
Venue: Nairobi, Kenya
Dates: 23-27 September

Event: Open Book Festival
Venue: Cape Town, South Africa
Dates: 9-13 September


Event: The 2015 Kampala Writers’ Festival
Venue: Kampala, Uganda
Dates: October 6-12

Event: International Book Fair of Algiers, SILA
Venue: Algiers, Algeria
Dates: To be confirmed

Event: Khartoum International Book Fair
Venue: Khartoum, Sudan.
Dates: To be confirmed

Event:Port Harcourt Literary Festival
Venue:Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Dates: To be confirmed

Event: Salon international du livre d’Algers (SILA)
Venue: Algiers, Palais des expositions, Pins Maritimes
Date: October 27 – November 7, 2015
Website: http://www.sila-dz.com/


Event: Ghana International Book Fair
Venue: Accra, Ghana
Dates: 3rd to 7th November

Event: Lagos Arts and Book Festival
Lagos, Nigeria
6-15 November

Event: Foire internationale du livre et du matériel didactique de Dakar (FILDAK) (International Book Fair of Dakar and teaching material)
Venue: Dakar, Centre International du Commerce Extérieur in Yoff.
Dates: November 11-16, 2015

Event: Ake Arts & Books Festival
Venue: Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria
Dates: 17-21 November

Event: LitFest Harare
Venue: Harare, Zimbabwe
Dates: 26 to 28 November

Event: Foire internationale du livre à Ouagadougou (International Book Fair in Ouagadougou)
Venue: Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Dates: November 26-29, 2015
Web: https://www.facebook.com/filo.burkina/timeline


Event: Salon du livre de Brazzaville (Brazzaville Book Fair)
Venue: Brazzaville
Dates: December 4-8, 2015
Web: https://www.facebook.com/events/415971891898041

Event: Ba re e ne re literary Festival
Venue: Maseru, Lesotho
Dates: 5-6 December

You can also check out the list of 2016 festivals.