Under the theme “Raandhiis Qoraal iyo Raasumaal Dhaqan”which is the culture that is deeply rooted in traditions, poetry, food and clothings, the 4th annual exhibition of Garowe International Book Fair 2018 will kick off on Monday (July 16) and will continue until July 19 at East Africa University's branch in garowe
The exhibition which is organized jointly by The Somali Institute for Development and Research (SIDRA) and SCANSOM Publishers is expected to be attended by more than 3,000 participants including Somali authors, poets, academics,playwrights, motivational speakers,literary scholars, from across the Somali regions and around the world.
Among the activities favored by a large number of people and accompanied by the Garowe International Book Fair is the Exhibition of Arts and Heritage, which provide a comprehensive presentation and documentation of the history of the Arabian peninsula and the Horn of Africa, and especially the History of Somalia through newspaper clippings and historical magazines and photographs.
The Garowe International Book Fair, at its fourth session, presents a more comprehensive program that reflects the achievements of past years and gives priority to empowering the community in Puntland and the Somali people at home and abroad from sources of knowledge and advancing of the individuals through reading
Guests of this year include Mr. Ahmed Farah Ali (idaja) one of The most famous Somali poets, who has written many books, such as the poetry of Mr. Muhammad Abdullah Hassan, wiilwaal and other literary books.
The exhibition will also host Professor Abdullah Hussein Hassan, author, poet and historian who has written many books on history, politics and literature in Somalia. Including 15 books in Arabic language .
Among the hosts there is Dr. Mohammed Sheikh Hassan, founder of the SCANSOM Publishers and a number of eminent personalities as well as many authors.
The Fourth International Book Fair is also full of a variety of cultural events including lectures, literary and intellectual events as well as concerts, new book signing ceremonies and outstanding theater performances.
The Garowe International Book Fair plays an important role in promoting culture of reading and writing among people of all categories In the state of Puntland and throughout Somalia to share this goal with other exhibitions in Somalia such as Hargeisa, Mogadishu and Kismayo Book Fairs
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