July 12, 2012 ·1 Comments
RedSea Online Cultural Foundation and its partners are delighted to present the 5th Hargeisa International Book Fair (HIBF). Celebrated as one of the largest public gathering of arts and literature in East Africa, the book fair is an annual event bringing together an eclectic mix of esteemed writers and poets from the Somali speaking territories as well as celebrated international figures in the arts world.
HIBF will open at 09.00 am on the 13th of July 2012 at Guuriga Shaqaalaha.
Theme of the Year
HIBF will explore the different pathways for building a sustainable future for Somaliland by encouraging participants to “visualise the future”. HIBF will serve as a platform where participants can engage in open dialogue and debate about the role of arts, science, business, investment, law, development and tourism in Somaliland’s future.
Hargeysa International Book Fair will offer a unique opportunity for the community to meet and discuss the festival theme with renowned local and international artists. The stellar line-up of confirmed guests include:
Maxamed Ibraahim Warsame “Hadrawi”, Nadifa Mahamed, Said Salah, Mary Harper, Axmed Shiikh Jama, Jama Musse Jama, Laura Hammond, Michael Walls, Maxamuud Sheekh Dalmar, Mohamed Yasin “Olad”, Helen Conford, Siciid Jama Xuseen, Georgi Kaptchits, Ned Cranborn, Iara Lee, Maxamed Siciid Gees, Muuse Cali Faruur, Xasan Ganey, Xasan Qawdan, Shay Mire Dacar, Sahra Ilays, Saleeban Guleed, Cabdalle Xaaji, Axmed Ismaaciil Xudeydi, Faysal Cumar Mushteeg, Aamina Milgo, Dr Saad Ali Shire, Xuseen Cabdillaahi Bulxan, Cabdiraxmaan Yusuf Ducaale “Boobe”, Cabdiraxman Yuusuf Cartan, Axmed Ibrahim Cawaale, Xasan abdi Madar, Evan Christopher, Adam Beleloo, Zainab Dahir and many more
We look forward to welcoming you to the six days long celebration of arts, culture and stimulating discussions. For a day to day schedule of the festival program please visit our website.Follow @somalilandpress
By goth Mohamed