Somalia-Somaliland - Hargeysa International Book Fair
Somaliland is tucked away in the northeast corner of the horn of Africa. Its efforts at getting international recognition as an independent, peaceful nation separate from Somalia have been in vain, but that setback has not hindered a yearly celebration of their literature and culture. It was started in 2008 by Director Jama Musse Jama and since that initial fair, which drew 200 participants, the Hargeysa International Book Fair has grown into an annual event that draws international speakers and has over 70,000 followers online The Prince Claus Fund first supported the Fair in 2011. Since 2014 the Fair has been a Prince Claus Fund Network Partner.