Celebrating World Book Day 2023: New books bring smiles to Zimbabwean children around Gonarezhou National Park!

AWCF Paw Press

March 15th, 2023

At the end of 2022, a delivery of 56 boxes of books arrived in Zimbabwe, heading straight for schools around Gonarezhou National Park (GNP). Through a long-term partnership with Zambezi Schoolbook Project and Books For Africa, AWCF has been able to establish 108 fully stocked libraries and are now at the stage of replenishing and supplementing the libraries with fresh stories and educational books for the pupils.


Afro Deli and Restaurants owner is Minnesota Small Business Person of the Year

Morgan Wolfe


March 15th, 2023

Long time friend of BFA Abdirahman Kahin was recently named the Minnesota Small Business Person of the Year. Read more and see the interview from local NBC affiliate KARE-11. Our congratulations to Kahin and the Afro Deli team!


Africa now has the promise of a seat at the global table

Mike Essien & Jote Taddese

Star Tribune

December 22nd, 2022

President Joe Biden's announcement Dec. 15 that he will support membership of the 55-nation African Union in the Group of 20 nations (G-20) is a crucial step forward for the nations and people of Africa, as well as for the African diaspora in America and around the world. Learn more in this op-ed article from the Minneapolis Star Tribune authored by BFA Board President Mike Essien and Past-President Jote Taddese!


Minneapolis man has helped send 1 million books to The Gambia, his home country

Katy Read

Star Tribune

November 22nd, 2022

Last year, 10 years after its start, Lamin Dibba's 1 Million Books for the Gambia project celebrated having shipped literally 1 million books, ranging from children's books to college texts, to the tiny African country of 2.5 million. Learn more in this feature article from the Minneapolis Star Tribune!


How Hope and Opportunity are Created at Scale

Jeff Bond

Chat With Leaders Podcast

November 15th, 2022

Books For Africa Executive Director Patrick Plonski sits down with Jeff Bond as part of the "chat with leaders" podcast series.