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Thomson Reuters Law Libraries Sent to Namibia Supreme and High Courts

October 2nd, 2019

A collaboration between the Federal Judiciary Center, Thomson Reuters and the Books For Africa Law and Democracy Initiative resulted in the 2019 shipment of a 40ft sea container to the Namibia Ministry of Education, with more than 35,000 books to support human rights and the rule of law in the country.

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Sierra Leone Bar Association Celebrates Partnership, Law Books

Steve Pfeiffer

August 30th, 2019

On February 20, 2019, I was invited by members of the Bar Association of Sierra Leone for a formal ceremony to show gratitude to Thomson Reuters and Books For Africa, and to acknowledge receipt of the shipment of books that were sent to Freetown by Books for Africa for their law library. The full collection of new latest edition law books was provided by Thomson Reuters.

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Making connections through books; Austin woman helps bring books to people in Africa

Hannah Yang

Austin Daily Herald

August 27th, 2019

From the beginning of its story, Read To Recovery’s plot continues to thicken as the program continues to thrive. Having started off with an idea to help provide schools, health centers and hospitals over in the South African country of Eswatinia — formerly known as Swaziland before its new name change in 2018 — get access to reading material for patients who were recovering from various treatments and procedures.

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IBPA Member Barefoot Books Partners with Books For Africa to Promote Literacy in Mozambique

Christopher Locke

Independent Book Publishers Association

August 26th, 2019

Recently, IBPA member and independent publisher Barefoot Books partnered with Books For Africa to ship 300,000 copies of their bestselling titles to orphans with AIDS and their caregivers in Mozambique. IBPA was impressed with this sizable and noteworthy project, so we spoke to Barefoot Books’ Co-Founder and CEO Nancy Traversy to see how it all came to be.

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Books for Africa Sends 300,000 Barefoot Books to Mozambique

Judith Rosen

Publishers Weekly

July 8th, 2019

Four canisters loaded with 30,000 copies of 10 different Barefoot Books titles in Portuguese, with a retail value of $6 million, are scheduled to arrive in Mozambique later this summer after being custom-printed in Hong Kong and shipped from its port. The books will be distributed to AIDS orphans and their caregivers. This shipment of 300,000 books is part of a new Books for Africa initiative in which the organization will begin publishing some books in local languages for charitable donation through a partnership with a publisher. Typically, BFA sends used book donations to countries in Africa in English, and occasionally French, Spanish, and Arabic.

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