The African Poetry Book Fund in partnership with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries has sent nearly 1,750 books to libraries in Africa. The African Poetry Book Fund is supported by more than 30 literary presses, organizations, and individuals that donated poetry books and journals to African libraries.
The African Poetry Book Fund has established five user-friendly poetry reading libraries on the African continent to support aspiring and established poets through access to contemporary poetry in books and journals and to serve as a resource for poets interested in publication in Africa and around the world. The five libraries are located in Gambia, Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, and Uganda. Each library will receive about 350 books.
This is the second shipment of books to Africa by the fund. A third shipment is planned for the fall of 2016.