Somaliland: Neighbourhood is Theme of 14th Hargeysa International Book Fair

Somaliland: Neighbourhood is Theme of 14th Hargeysa International Book Fair

Somalilandsun: The Hargeisa Cultural Centre shall host the 14th edition of the Hargeysa International Book Fair between 24-29 July 2021
This was revealed via Twitter handle @HargeysaCC reading
“We are pleased to announce the 14th Hargeysa International Book Fair.
Save the date: 24-29 July 2021 – #MASKUP
Guest country: Ethiopia
Theme of the year: Neighbourhood
Venue: Hargeysa Cultural Centre
Follow on: @HIBF, @HargeysaCC, #HIBF2021 ends

Books galore at a past HIBF Event

About HIBF

The Hargeisa International Book Fair (HIBF) (SomaliBandhigga Caalamiga ah ee Buugaagta Hargeysa) is an annual cultural event in the republic of Somaliland.

Organized by Redsea Online Culture Foundation and hosted by the Hargeysa  Cultural centre It is one of the largest public book fairs in the Horn of Africa.

Every summer, HIBF brings writers, poets, artists and thinkers from Somaliland and from all over the world gather to share and discuss their art and literary productions with a wider audience.

Rwanda was HIBF counry in 2018

The main goal of the festival is to promote a culture of reading and writing in the region by producing and publishing high quality Somali literature and translating international classical literature (including fiction, poetry and drama) into Somali. Organized by the Redsea Online Culture Foundation, the event aims to enable young people to access a range of cultural heritages, with the intention of stimulating the revival of all forms of art and human expression, including painting, poetry reciting, story-telling, drama composition and writing