Festivals Somalia Transition

Kismayo Book Fair 2019 sends condolences for Hodan Nalayeh.

The Kismayo Book Fair 2019 sent condolences to the family and friends of their delegate Hodan Nalayeh who died in a terrorist attack on July 12, 2019. Hodan Nalayeh was a Somali-Canadian media executive, marketing consultant, social activist and entrepreneur. She served as a producer on a number of TV shows, including American Idol and […]

Festivals Somalia

A snapshot of the Kismayo Book Fair 2019.

The Kismayo Book Fair 2019 was hosted in the Somali city of Kismayo from July 5-7, 2019. The festival theme was “empowering creativity.” The Kismayo Book Fair, now in its third year, was three days of panels, poetry, book launches and everything you would expect to find at a literary extravaganza in both English and […]

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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, […]