Category Archives: Soma Book Cafe

New tittles – children books

Baraka Blackbird is bored with her home. Her friend the Mbuyu  tree tells her; Your wings are gift of freedom, so fly” she follows her friend’s advice and explores the new lands, makes new friends and discovers courage that can be archieved by facing one’s fears.This is a charming allegorical tale Tsh:  16000/= Furaha must […]

New tittles available at soma bookcafe

This book reproduces some of the leading judgements written by Justice Samatta. It highlights , in a critical fashion, some of the  high points of his beliefs and observations as embedded in his decisions and speeches Compiled and edited by Issa Shivji and Hamudi Majamba Tsh: 30,000/=   Why planning does not work presents a […]

Pambazuka’s Book Titles Available at Soma Book Café

Price: Tsh 27,000/= The thirty-one African-born contributors to this book move beyond the linked dichotomies of victim/oppressor and victim/heroine to present their experiences of resistance in full complexity: they are at the forward edge of the tide of women’s empowerment that, at the start of the twenty-first century, is moving across the African continent. Contributions […]

Book Launch at Soma Book Cafe On Tuesday,November 19th at 6:30 PM

Please join us in celebrating the publication by Cambridge University Press of RACE, NATION, AND CITIZENSHIP IN POST-COLONIAL AFRICA: THE CASE OF TANZANIA By Professor Ron Aminzade On TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19TH AT 6:30 PM At SOMA BOOK CAFÉ Home Q4 2018 53 Mlingotini Close, Regent Estate, Dar es Salaam A brief presentation by the author […]

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 […]