PSU hosts the fifth Garowe International Book Fair in Puntland
The annual Garowe International Book Fair took place in July 23-25 2019 in the Puntland State University with theme “Education is Light).
The aim of the Book Fair was a revival in national cultural life, to promote books, reading, creative writing competitions, Culture and literature through public readings and panel discussions, while bringing together authors, scholars, poets, booksellers, publishers and engagement of young people.
The Vice Chancellor of the Puntland State University (PSU) Mohamud Sh. Hamud has expressed gratitude for the organizers and mentioned that PSU is proud to host the 5th Garowe International Book Fair, which has succeeded again this year in inspiring a new generation of authors, readers and storytellers, and creating a stage for creativity and learning.
Puntland President Said Abdullahi Deni has officially launched the three-day fair that features panel sessions and remarks by more than 30 keynote speakers.
Somalia, once considered as nation of poets has recently begun to re-assume the identity, with similar fairs being staged in different regions of Somalia.