The 16-year old author who stole the show at Mogadishu Book Fair.

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Looking young and green-horn is Abukar Mohamed, termed by the organisers of the Mogadishu International Book Fair “as  a literary maestro in his right”. The book fair was first of its kind held in the Somali capital Mogadishu.

To begin with, Abukar is just 16-years old boy, but surprisingly has 6 titles to his name. He came to the venue of the book fair in Mogadishu’s City Plus Hotel just like any other attendant, but stole the show when he was introduced as the author of six books. He instantly became a sensation on Social Media and the BBC couldn’t resist the tell the world about the new phenomenon happening in Somalia where stories of death, destruction and despair sell more than positive ones.

Unlike all other authors present at the event, the kid defied all and dressed in simplicity.CNVyh8kWoAASw07

Author: Liban Farah

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