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Our core purpose is to promote reading among Tanzanians.

The overall objective which remain current is “To groom the next generation of innovative storytellers and book chain entrepreneurs”

What is Soma?

Soma Book Café was established in 2008 as an alternative public place for leisure, culture and learning. Housing a bookshop, a coffee and snack bar in a garden lounge; it is a hub for socializing, self-study, group discussions, book launches, art and cultural shows, literary and intellectual discourse; and hosts clubs/classes for creative writing, poetry, bao, chess, scrabble, yoga, dance, etc. Periodic Soma activities thus far include: Literary activities for children, youths and adults; fortnightly poetry and comedy shows; annual literary festivals and symposia; book launches, readings and moderated dialogues between authors and audience.

Be a vibrant culture of reading, storytelling and enterprise among young people in Tanzania.

 

Be a hub for stimulating, grooming and facilitating young people’s imaginations for innovative storytelling and Book chain entrepreneurship
To groom the next generation of innovative storytellers and book chain entrepreneurs

Outcomes, outputs and milestones