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Poetry, Politics and Possibilities

Africa’s poet laureate, Professor Niyi Osundare, opened day two of the Hargeysa International Book Fair reading moving and thought-provoking poems titled: I long for open spaces, Airport, Who wants to touch the world and Our Earth will not die. These poems portray the relationship between human existence and space, the significance of space to human emotions, freedom and how they resonate with the work we produce.

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The courage to believe

The Hargeysa International Book Fair (HIBF) opened with profound reflections on spaces by various speakers.

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Edna Adan, a multi-awarded social activist, lauded the milestones that Somaliland has marked in the cultural and political spheres. “I recognise the poets for whom i have a great admiration…they catalogue the rich cultural heritage of my people” Adan said. Continue reading The courage to believe

Spaces!

The 8th Hargeysa International Book Fair (HIBF) is finally here!

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Hargeysa, the capital of Somaliland, is home to this festival that is a cultural highlight for Somalilanders and the region. There is also a growing interest and excitement from the international community with guests jetting in from all over the world. Some are great artists who will participate and showcase their intellectual, artistic and literary works at the HIBF from 1 to 6 August 2015. Continue reading Spaces!