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The African Book Trust gives books to any organisation that shares them freely. We can help your school or community centre start a library with one of our partners. Or we can send books to help expand a library that you're already running.

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The Doors of Culture and Learning Shall be Opened

The Freedom Charter, 1955

"Just a book by itself, if it has the right messages in it, can change a whole human being. It can remake a person."

Miriam Tlali

“My creative writing is the greatest thing I can give to my people, to Africa. I am determined to die writing and writing and writing. And no one ... can stop, fight or destroy that. It is the soul, the heart, the spirit.”

HIE Dhlomo