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About African Book Fair

Celebrating the diversity of African Literature

Now in its second year, the African Book Fair by Soma Nami Books is an annual week-long book fair organized by Soma Nami Books, a leading Kenyan Pan-African Cultural and Literary hub. The fair is lauded as Kenya’s largest showcase and fair of African books. The 2023 Fair attracted over 5000 attendees from East Africa, featuring a showcase of 10,000 books from more than 50 African countries.

The African Book Fair aims to promote African literary art and to spotlight African writers; providing them a platform to make their work visible and engage with readers. The Fair also aims at reinvigorating Kenya’s reading culture.

The Fair encompasses a diverse range of activities, including a display of books from all 54 African countries, author conversations, panel discussions, storytelling sessions, exhibitions, reader-focused engagement sessions, poetry, and music.

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African Book Fair in Technicolor

2024 Masterclasses

  • Crafting Authentic African Stories: A Masterclass by African Book Fair
    Crafting Authentic African Stories: A Masterclass by African Book Fair
    Thu, Aug 08
    Nairobi
    Aug 08, 2024, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM GMT+3
    Nairobi, Banda St, Nairobi, Kenya
    Aug 08, 2024, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM GMT+3
    Nairobi, Banda St, Nairobi, Kenya
    Sign up for a masterclass in crafting authentic African stories, with renown journalist and story teller, Dorcas Wangira.
  • Building Thriving Book Clubs: A Masterclass by African Book Fair
    Building Thriving Book Clubs: A Masterclass by African Book Fair
    Fri, Aug 09
    Nairobi
    Aug 09, 2024, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM GMT+3
    Nairobi, Banda St, Nairobi, Kenya
    Aug 09, 2024, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM GMT+3
    Nairobi, Banda St, Nairobi, Kenya
    Sign up for a masterclass on building and sustaining thriving book clubs. Workshop delivered by Wendy & Muthoni, Soma Nami Books Founders.

2024 Programme

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