All Set for the 3rd Annual Mogadishu Book Fair

The organizers of the Mogadishu Book Fair have confirmed to Radio Dalsan that all is set for the 3rd annual book fair in Somali capital Mogadishu.

The three day fair which will officially kick off tomorrow on Wednesday has already invited more and prominent guests and authors than ever before.

The educational promotional event from 13th, 14th and 15th of this month is meant to promote books, reading, culture and heritage by bringing together Somali intellectuals from around the world – authors, scholars, poets, booksellers and exposing the public to a great mix of both Somali and international literature.

According to organizers, it also serves as an important marketplace for young up-and-coming authors to meet and liaise with leading and legendary authors.

The three days Event will include book launches, book signing, exhibition and photography, poetry recitals, keynote guest lecturers, film and documentary, panel discussions, traditional culture entertainments and among others.

Among the notable guests and speakers invited this year at #MBF2017 is award winning Photo Journalists and human rights activist Boniface Mwangi from Kenya, Dr. Abdulrahman Abdullahi Badiyow the author of making sense of Somalia, Fardowsa Jama, the director of Aw Jamac cultural research centre in Nairobi, Kenya, Fartumo Kusow the author of tales of a boon’s wife and among others.

Hundreds of young people mainly university and college students are expected to attend the event at Royal Palace hotel from 8 am on Wednesday.