15th Hargeisa International Book Fair concluded last Thursday in Hargeisa and featured the biography of the First President H.E. Abdirahman M. Ali, and became the fair’s best-seller book.
HIBF presented various books that exceeded five thousand and it was said that eighty percent of them were written in the Somali language by young people who grew up and studied within the country.

The chairman of the HIBF center Dr. Jama who spoke at the closing ceremony said that after 15 years, the progress of the center can be seen from the change in the books displayed, compared to the beginning; 80% of the books were written in English before.