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National Book Fair being organized in remarkable manner: Report

Reports indicated that the National Book Fair, which is due to be conducted for the 12th time in the Central region from the 22nd to the 31st this month, is being organized in a remarkable manner under the theme “My Book: My Friend.”

Asmara, 14 March 2013 – Reports indicated that the National Book Fair, which is due to be conducted for the 12th time in the Central region from the 22nd to the 31st this month, is being organized in a remarkable manner under the theme “My Book: My Friend.”

Mr. Isaac Yosef, coordinator of the Fair, pointed out that it would continue in the cities of Mendefera, Keren, Barentu, Massawa and Assab from April 5 to 7 targeting the goal of promoting all-round societal awareness through popularizing readership. He further asserted that the trend of increase in publishing is the outcome of such venture.

According to reports, around 100 books are displayed at the Fair, while different programs such as seminars and reading, as well as writing contests are conducted in connection with the event.

Moreover, Mr. Isaac said that more efforts are being exerted to stage competitive activities in the other regions as in the Central region as regards the event, and called on governmental and nongovernmental institutions, as well as the citizenry to extend a helping hand in this regard.

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