|People who attended the book fair having a look at the books and getting to know each other.|
A book fair is a display or exhibit of books by a group of publishers,book-dealers or authors for promoting sales and stimulating interest of people to start reading/develop a reading culture.
Garowe held it's second ever book fair this past weekend and the event was very high key with the president officially opening it and then buying a lot of books to donate to libraries in the town so that people and especially the youth can read more because as they say books are eye-openers and if there is group of people who need to have their eyes wide open it is the youth(who the youth is, is what I really can't say because increasingly everyone is a youth and nobody is old :-D :-D).
The event ran for 3 days and I went for it on the second day and I really liked it (at the risk of being that person who likes everything because mostly I talk about the things I like).It was very well organised and I will for sure be going for more book fairs Insha aa Allah.
The book fair was;
The book fair was;
|Some of the books at the book fair.|
|Somali children stories.|
In addition to the books there were pictures and drawings showing the Somali culture :-).The ones I loved the most are:
|This crash course on Somalia-Somalia's Livestock and wildlife,Somalia's handicrafts,Somalia's national dishes and the pictures of the Somali currency from 1900 till now!|
Lectures and Talks
|Dr.Kapchits who did the talk on the role of Somali proverbs and yes he spoke only in Somali.|
Meeting the stars
|Books of Somali folktales that I got for Sokor and Maryaney signed by the author :-) :-) and he was kind enough to write them messages of how they should be writers in the future.|
The Garowe Book fair was such a good and fun experience for me :-) :-).