Who We Are

What started out as a blog for book reviews and a gathering of friends in a book club, has grown into a one-stop book hub.

Swahili for ‘Read with Me’, SOMA NAMI is a woman-owned and run bookstore and hub operating out of Nairobi, Kenya. We are dedicated to making books by Africa and its Diaspora available and accessible to readers.

What Are We About

– We exist to centre African stories by making books by Africans available and accessible. We are committed to building communities, and amplifying our stories, ideas and experiences

– We carry the Pan-African spirit and have a justified bias towards books written by people from the African continent, the African diaspora and Women