African Union Summit Highlights East Africa Trip

February 28th, 2019

Books For Africa Founder Tom Warth, Board President Jote Taddese, and Executive Director Patrick Plonski were honored to attend the African Union Summit, held at the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia! The Summit was part of a larger trip by BFA leadership, which also included stops in Dubai, Egypt, and Tanzania.


Books For Africa Photo Contest Winner Announced

February 4th, 2019

Books For Africa is excited to share the results of our recently completed photo contest! We received fantastic photo submissions from across the African continent; our thanks to our partners for sharing their work with us. This year's winning photo was submitted by our friends from TESOL International Association in Libya, whose photo will be featured in our upcoming annual report!


Books Reach Students in Soweto and Durban, South Africa

January 15th, 2019

Last summer we were pleased to host a group from the MN Orchestra at our Minnesota warehouse, where they helped unveil two beautiful Little Free Libraries to be included in a BFA container shipment to South Africa. These books have now been delivered and distributed, and are contributing to educational opportunity for students in Soweto, South Africa. T


Books For Africa Founder to Hike Eagle Mountain to Support Literacy in Zimbabwe

January 15th, 2019

Books For Africa founder Tom Warth is organizing a fundraiser to ship books to Zimbabwe! Tom plans to hike Eagle Mountain, the highest elevation in Minnesota at 2,301 feet. This will take place Sunday, May 26, 2019 Participants will combine fundraising efforts, with a $12,000 goal to fully fund a 40 foot ocean container of books to be distributed to schools across Zimbabwe.


Helping Kenyan prosecutors fight criminals in court

Tad Simons

Thomson Reuters blog

January 9th, 2019

Around the world, Thomson Reuters engages in efforts to strengthen the rule of law and help democratic values flourish, even in places where progress in these areas can be dishearteningly slow. For the past ten years, Thomson Reuters has been helping Africa’s emerging democracies build the foundation for a civil society through its work with the non-profit groups Lawyers Without Borders and Books For Africa.


Thomson Reuters, Books For Africa Host Special Law Event

January 8th, 2019

Minneapolis attorney and former Star Tribune reporter Roberta Walburn and Chief U.S. District Judge for Minnesota John Tunheim discussed the late federal Judge Miles Lord at a special event Nov. 14 at Thomson Reuters. The program was a partnership between Thomson Reuters and Books For Africa’s Law and Democracy Initiative.