16-year-old Somali author Abukar Abdullahi Mohamed holding some of his books at the Mogadishu International Book Fair
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Somalia: Celebrating books in Mogadishu

Somalia used to be known as the poet's nation.

Now it may be reclaiming its old title, as a land of words and wonder.

It is holding its first international literary festival in the capital Mogadishu, with three days of readings, films, art and exhibitions.

Ellen Alex reports.

  • 27 Aug 2015
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