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Welcome to the new Soma Nami.....
What started out as a blog for book reviews and a gathering of friends in a book club, has grown into a one-stop shop for book related solutions. We are now a bookstore, a book café, a book box subscription service and a book club. Our new physical location is: Suite 12, Ground Floor, West Wing, The Greenhouse Mall, Ngong Rd, Nairobi

You know when we take a break it's because we are working on something grand! We paused our book boxes so we could rebrand and make it a valud add product, incorporating all your feedback. 

Re-introducing the Soma Nami Book Box - revamped, rebranded and so much value for you our dear clients.  

We have curated our current Holiday Book box as the perfect gift for yourself and your loved ones.  For all your special ocassions

Things They Lost by Okwiri Oduor

From the 2014 Caine Prize winner comes an astonishing new novel, riven through with mystery and magic, about a daughter's quest to save her mother

The Manor Mabel Brown looms high over Mapeli Town, its rickety gate flanked by stone angels with severed heads, its yard full of tangled thorns and wildflowers. Inside these ramshackle walls lives Ayosa, twelve years old and the loneliest girl in the world.

With her mother prone to frequent disappearances, Ayosa's only companions are the ghosts and spirits who wander through her Kenyan village. She craves escape, but more than that she longs for the love of her fearsome mother, Nabumbo Promise. 

When a new friend arrives in the shape of Mbiu, Ayosa is forced to choose between protecting her mama and seizing a life of her own.

Okwiri Oduor's stunningly original debut novel sings with Kenyan folklore and myth as it traces the fragile, intoxicating bond between a mother and daughter like no other. 

Soma Nasi, won’t you?