HARGEYSA International Book Fair 2020 cancelled



Contact: Hargeysa Cultural Centre
Phone:    +252 63 3628220
Email: info@redsea-online.org

HARGEYSA International Book Fair 2020 cancelled

                                 Coming with alternative platform Africa 40&40 Webinar Series

 Hargeysa, Somaliland. June 26th, 2020 – The Hargeysa International Book Fair is a flag ship of art and cultural celebration in the Horn of Africa from Somaliland. It has been there for 12 years without interruption until this year due to the world wide crises of Covid-19 that has shifted the world from the way we knew to a new normal of physical distancing as we would like to refer it than the Social Distancing. Hence, the Board of the Redsea Cultural Foundation in consultation with Executive Leadership of Hargeysa Cultural Centre, would like to inform its wide audience the cancellation of the Hargeysa International Book Fair 2020 which was scheduled from July20-25th 2020. It is very sad and disappointing situation but we value the safety and health of our friends that is central to the decision.

Nevertheless, to uphold the spirit of the bookfair and to keep on bringing the world closer as we do with the bookfair, the centre has created an alternative platform that is inline with the new normal that assures the celebration of knowledge production, sharing and cooperation in its new webinar series called  Africa 40 and 40 Webinar series. The webinar for now is dealing with the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic in all life aspects of communities in Africa but it is intended as a platform for continuous engagement by upholding the spirit of the bookfair which is bringing the world closer and placing Somaliland in the world of active engagement.

(See the https://www.facebook.com/XaruntaDhaqankaHargeysa/ for details)

If you would like more information about this topic, please call Xarunta Dhaqanka at +252 63 3628220, or email info@redsea-online.org


The Hargeysa Cultural Center was opened in August 2014 in Hargeysa, Somaliland. The Center was established by Redsea Cultural Foundation (RCF). Since its establishment, the Hargeysa Cultural Center has become an important feature in Hargeysa’s cultural landscape. The success of the center owes much to the respect that RCF has gained from its work on running the annual Hargeysa International Book Fair, which, now in its eighth year, has become one of the most admired cultural events in the region.

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