While many of you were tuned into the London 2012 Games this summer and Somalis celebrated the success of Mo Farah, Hargeisa was tuned into its 5th International Book Fair is far more than a book fair. It is now in its fifth year running and hosts authors, poets, musicians, film-makers, artists, playwrights, actors and circus performers, both Somali and non-Somali. The book fair was held in the Working Men’s Club in central Hargeisa, Somaliland and is the brainchild of Jama Musse Jama who lives in the Italian town of Pisa where he has a publishing house, a vibrant website and a family. He is the author of several books. Ayan Mahamoud is the other force behind the book fair. She organised numerous Somali events in the UK and elsewhere, including London’s Somali Week. For more visit the Book Fair’s website here.