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UoN Press at 20th Nairobi International Book Fair

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The University of Nairobi Press is participating at the 20th edition of the Nairobi International Book Fair, at the Sarit Centre, Nairobi.

The fair which opened its doors to the public on September 28, 2017 runs until Sunday October 1, 2017, has attracted participants from all over the world with the theme “United in Reading”.
 
At the opening ceremony, the UoN Press received Iran’s Ambassador to Kenya. The ambassador intimated that the embassy is forging links with the University of Nairobi, whose motto, unitate et labore resonates so well with the aspirations of the book fair.
 
The press received trade enquiries from bookshops in Uganda, Dar es Salaam, the Library of Congress, and the School of Social Studies in Amsterdam. The areas of enquiry include social history and labor movements, devolution, business, national development, public relations,  and the thorny question of where has Kenya gone wrong in its aspirations. Interestingly, there were several enquiries on programmes on offer, and the University of Nairobi catalogue, and the last two issues of the varsity newsletter, were   some of the hot cake items on display.
 
The Press will be inviting partnerships with authors, communicators, and a number of individuals who indicated a deep interest in documenting their experiences. Further, the University of Nairobi, and the Press, were identified as new ground for internship, apprenticeship and transfer of skills and knowledge.