Books For Africa Gets Positive Feedback from 2023 Recipients and Kenyan Visitors

October 17th, 2023

At Books For Africa, we have just concluded our eighth year in a row of enhanced post-shipment feedback surveys! Check out the 2023 results infographic to see what our recipients had to say, and read about more feedback from some recent Kenyan visitors.


Books For Africa 35th Anniversary Gala: A Book For Every Child

October 2nd, 2023

Books For Africa’s 35th Anniversary Gala on Wednesday, September 13, at the Depot at the Renaissance Hotel in Minneapolis, was an inspiring and highly successful event attended by more than 350 supporters from around the country and around the world!


36,000 Books Delivered to Support Literacy in Botswana

September 26th, 2023

Books For Africa was pleased to partner with a sponsor to ship a container of 36,000 books to Lowapi Study Centre in Botswana! Check out a special video message from Lowapi.


Books For Africa's story of hope

Editorial Board

Star Tribune

September 14th, 2023

At last week's summit in India among the top 20 industrialized nations, the G-20 made the African Union a member, just as it had previously done with the European Union. The move reflects Africa's economic trajectory, which, if demography is destiny, will only grow, since it's the youngest continent. With that youth comes an ever-increasing need for education — and an ever-increasing need for books. It's a need that for 35 years the St. Paul-based organization Books for Africa has heroically tried to address. 


With the help of many partners, South Sudan is growing literacy and its next generation of leaders

His Excellency Philip Jada Natana and Charles Adams Cogan


September 7th, 2023

His Excellency Philip Jada Natana, Ambassador or South Sudan to the U.S., and BFA Board Member Charles Adams Cogan pen this op-ed for Minnpost.


INTERVIEW: Books For Africa celebrates 35th anniversary

Emily Baude & Ben Henry


September 2nd, 2023

Books For Africa, a local non-profit that has shipped millions of books to Africa, is celebrating its 35th anniversary. 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS anchor Ben Henry sat down with Patrick Plonski, Executive Director of Books For Africa, to discuss the anniversary.