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Somaliland Book Festival Aims to Promote Culture, Preserve Language

A weeklong festival of books, culture and literature kicked off Saturday in Hargeisa, the capital of the internationally unrecognized breakaway republic of Somaliland. Authors, artists and scholars from around the world are attending this little-known but significant Hargeisa International Book Fair. Now in its ninth year, the event attracts representatives from 12 countries, including Nigeria, Germany, Britain, Ghana, Italy, France and South Africa. Somalia's civil war and former...

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