Category Archives: Projects

Uwake Poetry Meet Up–Kesho 29th Oct.

Mabibi na Mabwana, Salaam! Greetings Ladies and Gents, Hope you’ve had a good two weeks. Karibuni tena kesho pale Soma Book cafe kwa usiku wa mashairi mwanana. Mada ni ‘Joy’-‘Furaha’. Apologies for not sending the moots of our last session earlier… On our last meet on the 15th of Oct, present were Demere, Jasper, Happy, […]

Run Free by Richard Mabala Available Now

Rehema and Clara are friends but the class differences between their families, engineered by Clara’s father, draws them apart. Rehema, whose father is a mason, has a loving family but she has to stuggle hard to get an education.Clara and her brother Patrick are well provided for in all their education needs, but their father’s […]

Soma Book Cafe July 2013 Price List (Adult–Educational &Trade Books)

  BOOK TITLE AUTHOR/EDITOR  PRICE COMMENT African Sexualities- A Reader (672pp paperback) Sylvia Tamale   45,000.00 Special price African Women Writing Resistance (368pp paperback) Jennifer Browdy De Hernandez et al (eds)   27,000.00 Special price Africa’s Liberation the Legacy of Nyerere (216pp paperback) Chambi Chachage & Anna Casam (Eds)   25,000.00 Special price Aid to […]

U-Wake Update: 6ths August Poetry Meet Up

Heyloe Ladies and Gents, We met again last Tuesday at Soma Book Cafe, we had four new members (Ngasuma, Esther, Eliya and Lisa) and together (Carol, Pauline, Kido) seven of us made the session. The theme was ‘The hand that feeds you’ we heard three poems on theme and two others. Namely ‘Lost in the […]

uwake update… on 24th july meet up

Hello Ladies and Gents, We met again this Tuesday at Soma Book Cafe in Dar es Salaam. Six of us were present, namely Paulina, Caroline, Demere, Tendai, Jasper and Bandele. You’d think we’d leave early but we made till 10pm. The theme for this session was ‘Sexism’. We were pleased to also receive poems via […]

U-wake Poetry Meet Tonight

Mabibi na  Mabwana, Karibuni tena washairi na wapenzi wa ushairi usiku wa leo pale Mkahawa wa Vitabu Soma tughani, tuchambue na kufurahia tungo zetu. DHamira ya leo ni tungo tata kwani inadai tatizo. je, ni ufumbuzi, utatuzi au ni nini? shairi lako linaweza kulifummua fumbo hili…. kwa maelekezo ya njia, tazama ramani yako ya google […]

Siku ya Ukombozi wa Afrika/African Liberation Day 25th May 2013

Je, Afrika Huru ina maana gani kwako? Karibu Mkahawani Soma tutafakari pamoja na kubadilishana uzoefu wa harakati zetu mbalimbali za kujikomboa na kulikomboa bara letu kutoka kwenye mifumo yote kandamizi; tuutafakari muktadha wetu; tunoe na kuibua fikra na mbinu mpya za harakati. Uga huu umeratibiwa na ALD tawi la Tanzania. Kwa maelezo zaidi soma aya […]

Uwake Poetry Club last Session Update and Invitation…

Greetings Everyone, Last Tuesday we saw another meeting for UWAKE with eight of us present. We got to hear six poems; namely ‘Msongamano’ by Siobhane, ‘Traffic’ by Demere, ‘Samahani Sogea’ by Caroline and a short story by Jacqueline; all on theme. Outside the theme but equally inspiring were ‘Fallen Bride’ by Ezekiel, ‘Feelings Inside’ by […]

Poetry Club :Last two sessions review!!

UWAKE is the name for the poetry club meeting at some twice a month, coordinated by Caroline Uliwa. The first session took place on the 2nd of April at Soma Book Café. There were six of us. Poetry renditions include: ” The Dance” by Oriah Mountain Dreamer; ‘No title’  by a Tanzanian Activist, ‘Siasa Gani Hii’ by […]