Acquisition trip Somaliland 2019

Cover Shaykh MuhammadThe ASCL visited the 12th Hargeysa International Bookfair from 17-25 july 2019 in Somaliland. ASCL and partner Leiden University Libraries added 500 titles in the fields of history, social sciences, politics, religion and fiction. The collection (14% Arabic, 12% English and almost 75% written in Somali) is a valuable addition to the libraries’ research and education resources. ASCL is currently working on an exhibition to coincide with a Somalia day in spring 2020. Title descriptions and covers of some highlights will be published in an online and print catalogue.