Author Archives: Ibrahim Mdachi

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 […]

UWAKE Session Update and Invitation

Hello Ladies and Gents, We met again last week Tuesday, we had with us three new members. Bandele, Dimple and Hayqal. Altogether we were seven of us, the theme was Hip Hop and poetry. We heard a recently released Hip Hop track shot by Zavara featuring other African Diaspora artists like Nasambu and the group […]

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 […]

“UWAKE” Poetry Club @ Soma Book Cafe

Beginning from 2nd April 2013, Soma Book Cafe have been hosting a Poetry meet up twice a month.  Hosted by Caroline Uliwa, herself a poet it promises to be dynamic and interesting. It has as its main purpose to provide a safe space for emerging poets to hone their skills and build confidence for public […]

Walter Rodney: A Promise of Revolution – Dar Es Salaam:Film Screening @ Soma Book Cafe

Dear Friends an fans of Soma We have the pleasure to share with you Clairmont Chung’s revisiting the life and work of Walter Anthony Rodney, a pan-African historian and activist who worked and became part of the 1970s vibrant debates on Africa’s liberation at the University of Dar es salaam. This is beautifully done in […]

Soma na Usomaji na watoto wa Michungwani pamoja na wanafunzi wa DIA

Habari zenu marafiki na mashabiki waUsomaji Zoezi ama shughuli zetu za usomaji katika kitongoji cha Michungwa zinaendelea kama kawaida na kila mmoja wenu anakaribishwa kushiriki kwa namna moja ama nyingine, ikiwa ni kimawazo au hata kushiriki moja kwa moja, kuchangia chochote kinachoweza kusaidia vijana hawa wachanga katika kitongoji hiki na viginevyo hapo baadaye kuweza kuujenge […]