Tunisian Minister of Foreign Affairs Recognizes BFA Cooperation on Twitter

September 15th, 2021

The Tunisian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Othman Jerandi, tweeted in recognition of the Tunisian government's collaboration with Books For Africa.


This Is The Time: Investing in Africa with Ambassador Hilda Suka-Mafudze

September 1st, 2021

Supply Chain Now recently interviewed AU Ambassador Hilda Suka-Mafudze, BFA Executive Director Patrick Plonski, and BFA Board Member Matilda Arhin to discuss the importance of investing in Africa.


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Borgen Magazine

August 18th, 2021

The Borgen Project spoke with Books For Africa’s Executive Director Patrick Plonski. Rather than sending the books wherever the organization prefers, the organization operates under what Plonski describes as a “demand-driven” system. Organizations in Africa send out requests for books, which Books For Africa then attempts to meet. The sizes of organizations requesting books range from as small as a village to as large as a country.


Books For Africa feeds growing hunger for knowledge on that continent

My Villager

July 21st, 2021

As COVID-19 continues to afflict Africa where, according to the BBC, more than 130,000 people have died of the coronavirus and cases are on the rise in many countries, the Saint Paul-based nonprofit Books For Africa is ramping up the quantity and quality of the books it supplies to reduce the continent’s high rates of illiteracy.


Books For Africa Featured in Conversations with Al McFarlance

Insight News

July 8th, 2021

"Conversations with Al McFarlane" recently hosted Incoming BFA Board President Al McFarlane and BFA Executive Director Pat Plonski for an interview.


Books For Africa Opens New Warehouse

Ed Nawotkwa

Publishers Weekly

July 6th, 2021

Books For Africa, a charity that ships donated books from the United States to schools and students in Africa, opened a new warehouse in Atlanta on June 26. The event attracted some 200 people, including Hilda Suka-Mafudze, the African Union ambassador to the United States, who offered a keynote speech.