Young Ivoirian Woman Gives Back with a Library for her Town

December 7th, 2021

Korotoumou Katy Ballo was born and raised in Côte d’Ivoire. After moving to New York City, she wanted to give back to the town where she grew up by creating a library.


Group that seeks to reconnect African diaspora with their roots ships books to Ghana

Mshale Staff


December 1st, 2021

A container with 16,000 books arrived in Cape Coast, Ghana this week as the launch of a historic trade and investment expo dubbed "Wakanda-One, City of Return" is taking place. The books which will benefit students in the country is a collaboration between the African Diaspora Development Institute (ADDI), a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit and the St. Paul based Books for Africa, the largest shipper of donated school textbooks to the African continent.


In Celebration of Giving Tuesday: Books For Africa’s Latest Digital Newsletter

November 29th, 2021

Books For Africa is pleased to introduce the latest digital newsletter, on the occasion of Giving Tuesday 2021! The newsletter showcases some of our latest successes and events, including photos and quotes directly from our partners and recipients.


Kisii University Vice Chancellor meets with Books For Africa leadership


November 18th, 2021

Kisii University Vice Chancellor John Akama and the director of research and outreach at the university Dr. Anakalo Shitandi met on Friday with the executive director of Books For Africa Dr. Patrick Plonksi and a handful of board of directors at the book shipper’s headquarters.


St. Paul's Books For Africa Recognized with Four-star Rating from Charity Navigator for a Decade

Shannon Brault

Pioneer Press

November 8th, 2021

St. Paul-based charity Books for Africa received its 10th consecutive four-star rating from Charity Navigator this week, a feat that is only accomplished by three percent of the charities reviewed.


Books For Africa Receives 10th Consecutive 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator; Joins Top 3 Percent of Charities Rated

EIN Presswire

November 5th, 2021

Books For Africa (BFA) has received its 10th consecutive 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, a ranking that only three percent of charities reviewed attained.