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Open University of Tanzania Celebrates Donation of Textbooks and Law Library

May 26th, 2017

In May 2017, The Open University of Tanzania, in collaboration with Poverty Eradication Network (PEN) Trust, received a container of BFA books, including a brand new Law & Human Rights Library delivered by the Books For Africa Jack Mason Law & Democracy Initiative.

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Words Change Worlds Fundraising Luncheon Headlines Great Day of Events

May 23rd, 2017

On May 18, 2017, Books For Africa held its annual Words Change Worlds fundraising luncheon in St. Paul, Minnesota. This year's keynote speaker was His Excellency Ambassador Carlos Dos Santos, Mozambique’s Ambassador to the United States. We were also pleased to welcome His Excellency Maowia Khalid, Ambassador of the Republic of Sudan to the U.S., and Jeffrey Sturchio, president of the Corporate Council on Africa, as featured speakers.

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On Law Day, Minnesotans pledge support for rule of law in Africa

May 5th, 2017

Fredrikson & Byron Law Firm in Minneapolis recently hosted an event benefiting Books For Africa's Jack Mason Law & Democracy Initiative. The event featured remarks from John Bessler, who discussed the book he recently edited –Justice Stephen Breyer’s Against the Death Penalty. Proceeds of the book, which he later signed for participants, will be donated to Books for Africa’s Law and Democracy Initiative.

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Books For Africa 30th Anniversary Celebration in Cape Town, South Africa

March 30th, 2017

Books for Africa is planning a trip to Cape Town in January of 2018 to celebrate 30 years of working to end the book famine in Africa. Included will be a climb of Table Mountain, tours of Cape Town and visits to recipient BFA schools!

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Books For Africa 2016 Annual Report: Words Change Worlds

February 28th, 2017

Books For Africa is excited to share our 2016 Annual Report! 2016 was a fantastic year here at BFA, and the generous support of our donors has allowed us to make great strides in fighting the African book famine. Check out the report to see highlights from the year and find out more about what BFA is doing.

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Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars perform concert for Books for Africa

Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder

February 15th, 2017

Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars performed live at the Amsterdam Bar & Hall to help raise funds for Books For Africa.

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