Author Archives: Demere Kitunga

U-Wake Poetry Meet Up–Tuesday 26th November 2013

Greetings everyone, Hope you are well in your various abodes within and outside Dar es Salaam. We met once again on Tuesday 12th at Soma Book Cafe for UWAKE. Present were Jasper, Clara, Calister, Caroline, Pauline and Lola. A cozy six the theme was ‘Circle’ and we heard four poems on the theme. Namely ‘Everlasting […]

U-Wake Poetry Meet-up at Soma Book Cafe–12/11/2013

Hello Ladies and Gents, Hope you’re well and kicking. Our last meet on the 29th of November was with Jasper, Chris, Roohi, Jolson, Pauline, Carol and Danstan. The theme explored was ‘Joy’ and we had four poems on theme by Carol. Jasper, Chris and Pauline. As well a couple more out of theme. We also […]

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, […]

‘Call Me’

At the UWAKE poetry meet up at Soma Book Cafe on 20th August, teased by ‘Call Me’ for a theme three poets responded with:’What you’re thinking’ by Lisa; ‘Nipigie Call me by Demere and ‘Common Thread’ by Caroline. We also heard Two poems with no titles dedicated to ‘Father and Mother’ respectively from Steven as […]

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 […]

Walter Rodney: A Promise of Revolution–Dar Es Salaam Launch

To be launched in Dar Es Salaaam at the Mwalimu Nyerere Intellectual Festival, limited copies of “Walter Rodney: A Promise of Revolution” authored Clairmont Chung are available for sale at Soma Book Cafe, Plot No 53 Mlingotini Close Regent Street, in Regent Estate Mikocheni A. We will also have an exhibition table during the launch […]

Hadithi Hadithi with Rupal Ganatra

Mtandao wa Jinsia Tanzania (TGNP) & Taasisi ya Usomaji na Maendeleo–Soma Maadhimisho ya siku ya wapendanao yaani Valentine kwa mrengo wa Kijinsia Kauli mbiu: “Wantanzania Tupendane Bila Aina Yoyote ya Unyonyaji, Ubaguzi na Ukatili wa Kijinsia” Maadhimisho ya siku ya wapendao yatafanyika katika viunga vya Mkahawa wa Vitabu Soma Book Café tarehe 16 February 2013, […]