Books For Africa remains the largest shipper of donated text and library books to the African continent, shipping over 60 million books to all 55 countries on the African continent since 1988.  In fiscal year 2023 alone, Books For Africa shipped approximately 4,029,000 books, valued at over $32.6 million, to 32 African countries, the most books ever shipped by Books For Africa in a single year. Approximately 800,000 digital books were also shipped on 116 computers and 150 tablets. Over $2.6 million was raised to ship these books to partners across Africa.

To learn more about groups currently fundraising to ship books to specific African countries, view the Projects page.

To learn more about the Girls Empowerment Collections, BFA Publishing, Law & Democracy Initiative, Agricultural Libraries, or French Books view the Special Initiatives page

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Books For Africa is a simple idea, but its impact is trans­formative. For us, literacy is quite simply the bridge from misery to hope.

Kofi Annan, former U.N. Secretary-General
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Books For Africa Shipment Lands in Nigeria, Distributed by Ovie of the Agbarha-Otor Kingdom

Books For Africa was pleased to complete a shipment of books to Nigeria that was the result of a partnership stemming from 2022! Check out the presentation ceremony to the Ovie (King) of Agbarha-Otor Kingdom.

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Books For Africa Supplies French Books to Togo with Child2Child

Books For Africa's most recent shipment with Child2Child included a special initiative to get French books to Togo. Read more about it in Child2Child's latest online booklet!

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15 Containers of Books For Africa Books Sponsored by U.S. Department of Defense Land in Africa

Books For Africa is pleased to have received confirmation that over 390,000 books shipped to three different partners in Nigeria, South Sudan, and Kenya have landed and been distributed. These books, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense Funded Transportation Program, were shipped between June and November of last year. 

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Atlanta woman sends 45,000 books to children in her native Congo

Niclette Mundabi of Atlanta wanted to do something special for her 35th birthday. Instead of receiving presents, she decided to give books—thousands of books—to children in her native country, the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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2023 Annual Report: Record Setting Four Million Books Shipped Highlights Books For Africa's 35th Anniversary

Books For Africa has released its fiscal year 2023 Annual Report! Check out the news, success stories, and a selection of curated photo highlights from recipients.

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