Day Six – Thursday 28th July 2016

 08.00 – 11.00: Readers Club Presentation

The reader’s clubs together with The Somaliland Life Makers (Somaliland youth organisation) and other youth lead Somaliland organization will be discussing how to augment the Somaliland readership and to escalate future campaigns in this regards. This year they will be combing the preservation and promotion of Somali traditional dance.

Chairs: Sahra Maxamed Cali, Ayanle Abdirahman and Caydaruus Sange.

11.00–12.30: Book Display and Traditional Board Games (“Shax”, “Layligoobalay”) and their pedagogic role

Authors, who have dedicated themselves to Shax and Layligoobalay in the past two years, will be available to meet the audience. This session will also organise the first Somaliland Shax Game tournament, a popular traditional Somali game. The winner will be named the “Shax Master of the Year”.

15.00 – 16.30: HIBF for juniors: The Somaliland Circus and Children’s play

In the final event of the programme, Hargeysa International Book Fair, in collaboration with Havoyoco, presents the Somaliland Circus, an entertainment hugely enjoyed by the public at large. We will introduce a new edition of Riyaaq (a book written by Ahmed Aw Geeddi and Hassan Abdi Madar) with Somali traditional songs employed in the modern Circus plays. Hargeysa Cultural Centre presents their special children’s play Bakeyle Ciideed.

16.30 – 17.30: Summing Up and Conclusion – The Way Forward

HIBF concludes the six-day program of events with a summary of the main points from the various panels and lectures followed by a discussion on the theme and plans for 2017, the 10th Anniversary of this festival.

19.30 – 21.00: Closing Gala including entertainment (by invitation)