On our reading culture or not in TZ…

Do you recall being young and yearning to hear a ‘hadithi’ (folklore). Where your uncle, Grandma or Mother let’s your imagination soar with talking animals and singing vases before bedtime. In various other countries this yearning develops into a love for reading fiction works in youths, adults and elders alike, whether it’s mystery novels, romance,

‘Andika na Soma’ & their first chapbook

From left Maria Makasi, Buliba Magambo & Lecturer Laila Ally Nanji “I have read a lot of Shaaban Robert, also Hussein Tuwa as well this one who’s using popular language Eric Shigongo, I used to follow his novels…for instance in our school where I completed my form 4 at Chang’ombe Secondary, we had

Goshen University delegates a visit to soma

Soma had a lovely visit from Dr. Katherine Meyer Reimer, Education Department Chair at Goshen University. He was accompanied by 23 of her students who were taking part in a semester abroad study, here in Tanzania where they learn the art, language, culture and geography of the country, and also partake in Home stays. They

Majadiliano ya kitabu cha Kolonia Santita

Taasisi ya usomaji na maendeleo - Soma inapenda kukutaarifu kwamba, kesho tarehe 24/03/2017 siku ya Ijumaa kuanzia saa kumi kamili jioni, kutakuwa na majadiliano ya kitabu cha Kolonia Santita cha Enock Maregesi. Kolonia santita ni hadithi ya kusisimua ya kijasusi na dawa za kulevya. Inazungumzia vita kali kati ya Tume ya dunia ya umoja wa

Shindano la Uandishi wa Hadithi Fupi kwa njia ya Mtandao

Je wewe ni mwandishi? Kama ndiyo, unandoto za kuandika na ungependa kuona kazi yako ikishindanishwa na kushinda? Soma Book Café inakuletea shindano la uandishi wa hadithi fupi kwa njia ya mtandao. Andika hadithi yako juu ya mada yoyote utakayoichagua ukizingatia vipengele vya fani na maudhui. Maneno yasizidi elfu moja (1000). Shindano litafungwa tarehe 15/04/2017

Purpose Driven Life: Book Review

This spot is for reviews of books read and discussed during our monthly book clubs meetings  at Soma Book Cafe. The book clubs hosted and facilitated by Soma Book Cafe are: Charles Book Club, Taswira Book Club, Writers Support Club and Waka Poetry Consortium Introduction This is an independent, members-led Christian book club hosted by

Season’s Greetings From Soma.

We would like to register our appreciation for supporting our literary endeavors throughout the year and to assure you that Soma’s well stocked Bookshop, atmospheric Cafe and our Space that’s ideal for reading and discussing, will always be open for you – readers and lovers of literature. In spite of this year being very challenging

Soma Children’s Storytelling Hub online Fundraiser. Please have a look

https://www.generosity.com/education-fundraising/soma-children-s-storytelling-hub--2  

First Ever Swahili- English literary translation workshop at Soma book cafe

Soma, in partnership with Commonwealth writers and English PEN organized a workshop on Swahili to English translation held in Dar es Salaam (soma book cafe) from 7-11 November 2016. The workshop was led by the literary translators Richard Mabala (a veteran writer in Tanzania) and Ida Hadjivayanis ( A lecturer of Swahili and translation from

Shindano la hadithi fupi mzunguko wa tatu: Kifungilo yaibuka kidedea

Kinyang’anyiro cha kumpata mshindi wa shindano la kuandika hadithi fupi kwa wanafunzi wa shule za sekondari nchini – Andika na Soma, linaloendeshwa na taasisi ya usomaji na maendeleo – Soma chini ya udhamini wa ubalozi wa Denmark  kimefanyika mwishoni mwa wiki tarehe 14/10/2016. Katika tukio hilo mwanafunzi Eliana Ludovick Swai wa shule ya