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End of the Book Fair ? Not Really

Today is the last day of the Book Fair. I can already see tears on cheeks, sorrow on some faces and excitement at the...

If you build it, they will come: Jama and the Book Fair – Part 2

When Jama Muse Jama announced ten years ago that he is holding a Book Fair in Somaliland’s capital (Hargeisa), eyebrows were raised. People were...

Somaliland: Ten Years of International Book Fair

When Jama Muse Jama announced ten years ago that he is holding a Book Fair in Hargeisa. I vividly remember people talking about it...

Somaliland: A Land In Limbo Hopes That Books Will Keep It Going

Somaliland doesn't have any embassies around the world. Its passport isn't accepted in any country. It's a republic, population 3.5 million, that broke away from...

Hargeisa International Book Fair Aims To Help Change Somaliland’s Oral Culture

In the unrecognized autonomous region of Somaliland, literacy is more than a educational goal. It's an economic lifeline to the diaspora who provide most...

Somaliland: The Hargeysa Cultural Center and community development in Somaliland

Melissa Smyth Most maps made of the Horn of Africa today do not represent Somaliland on its northern limb, reflecting the subjectivity of a world...

Somaliland Book Festival Aims to Promote Culture, Preserve Language

A weeklong festival of books, culture and literature kicked off Saturday in Hargeisa, the capital of the internationally unrecognized breakaway republic of Somaliland. Authors, artists...

Somaliland: Hargeisa Internation Book Fair DAY THREE – MONDAY 25TH JULY 2016

8.30 – 10.00 Panel discussion: Somaliland Justice Sector There has been much focus in recent years on reform of the formal justice sector institutions in...

Somaliland’s nascent love affair with books is blossoming

In the craggy hills of Hargeisa, the capital of the breakaway region of Somaliland, organizers and participants this morning (July 23) flooded the opening...

Okey Ndibe: What Somaliland taught me

Whether Americans or Africans, my friends reacted in much the same way when I disclosed I was headed for Hargeysa, the capital of Somaliland,...