The fifth annual Mogadishu Book Fair opens today in Mogadishu bringing together a host of local and international authors, readers and literary enthusiasts from within and outside the country.
The three days event which started in 2015 and gradually grew into an annual literary festival in Mogadishu has inspired reading and writing culture in the country with some of the authors featuring in the events having nurtured their writing skills through participation in the event.
The organisers of the event, New Horizon in a statement today unveiled this year’s theme as access to learning
This year’s theme is particularly important as access to leaning is very essential at this critical stage of rapid state-building.
The event will also feature interactive sessions such as book reading for children, panel discussions, traditional performances and book exhibitions among others.