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Hargeysa International Book Fair 2022 for Somaliland in July.

The Hargeysa International Book Fair 2022, now in its fifteenth year, will be hosted in the Somaliland capital from July 23-28, 2022. The festival country partner is Senegal and the theme is “Solidarity.” Since 2008, the Redsea Cultural Foundation has hosted the Hargeysa International Book Fair in Somaliland. Starting out with minimal numbers, the festival […]

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Hargeysa International Book Fair 2021 set for July.

The Hargeysa International Book Fair 2021 is set to happen at the Hargeysa Cultural Centre, Hargeisa, Somaliland from July 24-29, 2021. The Hargeysa International Book Fair, hosted annually by the Redsea Cultural Foundation since 2008, is without a doubt the biggest literary extravaganza in the East African region. From humble beginnings, it is now one […]

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A snapshot of the Hargeysa International Book Fair 2019.

The Hargeysa International Book Fair 2019 was hosted in the Somaliland city of Hargeisa from July 20-25, 2019. The Hargeysa International Book Fair is the biggest literary fair in East Africa. The extravaganza, now in its 12th year, hosted authors, journalists, academics, publishers, artists, journalists, and other professionals from 23 different countries this year. Apart […]

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Egypt is Hargeysa International Book Fair 2019 guest country.

Egypt is the guest country for the Hargeysa International Book Fair 2019 to be held in Hargeysa, Somaliland from July 20 – 25, 2019. The Hargeysa International Book Fair, founded by Jama Musse Jama, is an annual cultural event in the Somaliland city of Hargeysa. The fair, which first ran in 2008, is now arguably […]

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African Literary Festivals you can attend in 2019

Covering the length and breadth of the continent, here is a list of African literary festivals you can attend in 2019. This list is regularly updated as and when information becomes available. 2018 was a very literary festival filled year for Africa. East Africa had a variety of festivals including the Hargeysa International Book Fair, […]

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Rwanda is Hargeysa International Book Fair 2018 country partner

The Hargeysa International Book Fair 2018 will hosted in Hargeysa, Somaliland with the theme “Wisdom” from July 21-26, 2018. This year partner country for the festival is East African country Rwanda. The Hargeysa International Book Fair is an annual cultural event in Somaliland run by Redsea Online Culture Foundation. The festival first run in 2007 […]

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African Literary Festivals you can attend in 2018

Here is a list of African literary festivals you can attend in 2018. 2017 promised and delivered to literary feast of festivals in all corners of the continent. Writers and readers met and interacted in many different venues in many types of environments. Some like Kaduna Book and Arts Festival and Mboka Festival were new […]

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African literary festivals you can attend in 2017

Here is a list of African literary festivals you can attend in 2017. 2016 promised and delivered to literary feast of festivals in all corners of the continent. Writers and readers met and interacted in many different venues in many types of environments. Some like Abantu Book Festival were new while the older ones like […]

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Hargeysa International Book Fair 2016: Ghana and Leadership

The 9th Hargeysa International Book Fair is set to happen in Hargeysa, Somaliland from 23 to 28 July. The festival theme for this year is Leadership and the partner country is Ghana. The book fair will explore the theme of leadership, and its connection to art, culture, and creativity. Who are our leaders, past and present? […]

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Storymoja Festival 2015: Blog numbero uno

The Storymoja festival was in high gear at its new venue the Nairobi Arboretum. The activities were mainly targeted at the younger Kenyan population to get them to understand the importance of reading. School children attended the festival from Wednesday to Friday and were wowed by Reading Ambassadors like Sauti Sol and Anto Neosoul. In […]

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The Storymoja Festival 2015 is here!

The Storymoja Festival 2015 is here ladies and gentlemen! The hype and the tweets and the Facebook statuses and Instagram posts and the planning has culminated to one of the biggest cultural event in the region is upon us. The festival promises some of the best discussions with the book being at the centre of […]

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Hargeysa International Book Fair: Day 5 images and videos

Here are some images and video from day five of the Haregysa International Book Fair 2015 taken by my trusty camera phone. Yusuf Serunkuma moderates Chuma Nwokolo, Okey Ndibe, Dr Mpalive Msiska and Prof Niyi Osundare The Somaliland Writers Association panel Joe Addo They have a Frantz Fanon university in Hargeisa

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Hargeysa International Book Fair 2015: Day 5 winding it down

The Hargeysa International Book Fair 2015 is winding down to the sadness of delegates, both local and international, who are interacting, learning and have become friends with one another. There were several highlights from this day. One of these was the luncheon that the Mansour Hotel, which is where all international guests stayed, gave. At […]

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Hargeysa International Book Fair: Day 4 images and videos

Here are some images and videos from the fourth day of the Haregysa International Book Fair 2015 taken by my trusty camera phone. Maimouna Jallow, Prof Niyi Osundare and Okey Ndibe Chuma Nwokolo and Jonny Steinberg live tweeting event Nimo Jirdeh moderates Ciku Kimeria Mary Harper moderates Maimouna Jallow Prof Mpalive Msiska, Nadifa Mohamed and […]

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Hargeysa International Book Fair: Day 3 images and videos

Here are some images and video from the third day of the Haregysa International Book Fair 2015 taken by my trusty camera phone.