Shot in the Arm for Medical Professionals

Thoboloko Ntšonyane

Informative News

October 19th, 2021

The Books for Africa through the Merck e-reader project have on Wednesday given specially designed tablets to the Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI) alumni who are in the medical field to trade their ply with ease and convenience.


Books For Africa Hosts Ambassador of the African Union for an Evening of Conversation in Saint Paul

October 12th, 2021

Books For Africa was pleased to host Her Excellency Hilda Suka-Mafudze, Ambassador of the African Union to the United States, for a conversation at the University Club of Saint Paul.


Books For Africa Partners with Global Minnesota for World Food Day Symposium

October 12th, 2021

Books For Africa is pleased to partner with Global Minnesota to promote the World Food Day Symposium on October 15, a free virtual symposium to promote global awareness and action around hunger and healthy eating for all.


African Union Ambassador to the U.S. to speak at Books for Africa event in St. Paul Wednesday

Shannon Brault

Pioneer Press

October 6th, 2021

The African Union Ambassador to the U.S., Hilda Suka-Mafudze, will speak at a Books for Africa fundraising event Wednesday. The event will be held at the University Club at 420 Summit Ave., from 5 to 7 p.m, and will also be streamed over zoom for those who cannot or prefer not to attend in person.


Sir Emeka Offor Meets with Books For Africa Director, Warehouse Staff

October 5th, 2021

Books For Africa was pleased to meet with our Nigerian partner Sir Emeka Offor in both Georgia and Washington, DC. The purpose of the meetings was to inspect books, discuss strategy, and transfer a Merck Manual tablet as part of BFA’s partnership with Merck.


U.S. Global Leadership Coalition Features Books For Africa

Alexis-Clair Roehrich

Heartland Hub

September 28th, 2021

Dr. Patrick Plonski loves living in St. Paul, Minnesota, but he also loves to travel. Luckily for Dr. Plonski, he found a job where he gets to do both. Dr. Plonski is the Executive Director of Books For Africa (BFA), a non-profit dedicated to collecting, sorting, shipping, and distributing books to children and adults in Africa. For over 18 years, Dr. Plonski has served Books For Africa’s mission with dedication and enthusiasm: to end the book famine in Africa.