Literature for Africa

In 2008 the International Literature Festival Berlin launched the Literature for Africa Campaign. Our goal – over an intended period of ten years – is to facilitate the donation of books to libraries in Africa. Through this campaign, we hope to improve the state of African libraries and to foster and expand access to literature.
This campaign is calling upon private households, publishers and other donors and sponsors to donate literary works to African libraries or to buy books in local bookshops. We have sent questionnaires to libraries requesting the language and genre of books that would be most useful to them. We now have profiles from over 80 libraries. A condition of their participation is confirmation from the finance ministry in their respective countries that we can send the books without paying customs.
Monetary donations are required in order to cover possible transport costs or to buy books from sellers in Africa as a way of supporting regional publishers and book stores. 
Below is a list of participating libraries as well as account information for monetary donations.

If you wish to make a donation or to help with the initiative, please write to us:

literature.for.africa@literaturfestival.com
or
internationales literaturfestival berlin
Chausseestraße 5
D-10115 Berlin

In anticipation of numerous donations and with best wishes, I remain sincerely yours,

Ulrich Schreiber
Director of the international literature festival berlin (ilb)


The following libraries would be delighted to receive donations:

Burkina Faso:

Bibliothèque Municipale de Nogremassom
01 BP 85 Ouagadougou 01
Tel : +226 50 35 60 51

Bibliothèque Municipale de Bogodogo
01 BP 85 Ouagadougou 01

Bibliothèque Municipale de Boulmiougou
01 BP 85 Ouagadougou 01
Tel : +226 50 43 52 67

Bibliothèque du lycée Municipal RIMVOURE
01 BP 85 Ouagadougou 01

Bibliothèque municipale de Sig-Noghin
01 BP 85 Ouagadougou 01
Tel : + 226 50 35 00 02

Contact fort these 5 libraries: Siahouoro Téné OUATTARA
Email: ouattarasieatene@yahoo.fr

Desired languages: Mooré, Dioula, Bambara, English, French, 
Desired genres: Children’s literature, Fairy Tales, Drama, Poetry, Prose, Novel, Essay 
From Regions: Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Senegal, Mali, Nigeria, France, England, Belgium, USA, Canada

Bibliothèque municipale de Koudougou
BP 48 Koudougou
Contact : Kaboné Guy Armand
Email: mairie.koudougou@fasonet.bf

Desired languages: Mooré, Dioula, French
Desired genres: Children’s literature, Fairy tales, Poetry, Novel, Essays 
From regions: French speaking countries in Africa, France

Bibliothèque de Léo
BP 120 Léo
Tel: +226 76 01 79 21

Desired language: French
Desired genres: Children’s literature, Fairy tales, Poetry, Novel 
From regions: Burkina Faso, West Africa, France

Cameroon:

SAILD- Système d’Information et de Communication Agricole d’Afrique Centrale
Etoa Meki
7519 – Yaoundé
Cameroun
Tel: (237) 99 41 41 41/ (237) 22 21 26 88
Fax: (237) 22 21 26 88
Email: cddr@saild.org
Homepage: www.saild.org
Contact: Marie- Martine Yobol
mmy@saild.org

Desired languages: French
Desired genres: Children’s literature, Fairy tales, Drama, Poetry, Prose, Novels, Essays
From regions:
Africa
Asia: Israel, China, Japan, India, Lebanon, Burma
Europe: Germany, UK, Italy, Poland, Norway, France
North America: USA, Canada
Latin America: Brazil, Mexico, Argentinia, Cuba, Colombia etc.

Australia: Australia, New Zealand, Tasmania

Bibliothèque Pilote Provinciale IMAM PATE
BP 62 Ngouandéré
Tel : + 237 22 25 19 91
Contact : Zainabou Ahmdaou
Email : nabou_na@yahoo.fr

Desired language: Foulfoudé, Englisch, French
From regions: Cameroon, Senegal, Mali, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, France, England, Germany, Canada, USA

Comoros:

Bibliothèque U.M.U.
Fomboni – Monimoimdji – Moheli
Code Postal 03
Comores
Tel: +269 720781
dasouef@yahoo.fr

Desired languages: Swahili, French
Desired genres: Children’s literature, Fairy tales, Novels, Short stories
From countries: Africa, Europe

Congo:

Bibliotheque Municipale de Brazzaville
B.P.:73 Hotel de ville
Tel.:+242 5482380
Contact: Eugene Loubou
Email: eugene_loubou@yahoo.fr

Desired language: French
Desired genres: Children’s literature, Fairy tales, Poetry, Novel, Essays 
From regions: Senegal, Cameroon, Ivory Coasr, France, Belgium, Canada, Mexico

Ivory Coast:

Centre de Documentation et D’Information H. Marie Ardoun (Lycee St.Marie)
Rue Ste Marie
04Bp343 Abidjan 04
Tel: + 225 22 44 09 65
Fax: + 225 22 44 09 64
Contact: Mrs.Agbonou

Desired language: French
Desired genres: Children’s literature, Fairy tales, Drama, Poetry, Prose, Novel, Essays 
From regions: Africa, Israel, China, Japan, India, Lebanon, Burma, Germany, England, Italy, Poland, Norway, France, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Cuba, Columbia, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Tasmania

CDI Mamie Faitai Bingerville
BP 7 Bingerville
Tel:00 22 40 30 01
Fax:00 22 40 30 79
Contact: Christophe Archy N’Din 
Email: lmhfb@aviso.ci

Desired languages: English, French
Desired genres: Children’s literature, Fairy tales, Drama, Poetry, Prose, Novel, Essays 
From regions: South and North Africa, France, England, Germany, Poland, Canada, Brazil

Centre de Documentation et D’Information du Lycee

Moderne 1 d’abobo (CDI 1/CDI 2)
Ville Abidjan
BP V 46 Abidjan
Tel: +225 24 39 01 23
Contact: Mondon, épse N’cho Pelagie

Desired languages: Englisch, French
Desired genres: Children’s literature, Fairy tales, Drama, Poetry, Novel 
From regions: France, England, Germany, Belgium

Bibliothèque Abidjan
Rue de L’Université
08 BP 49 Abidjan 08
Tel : +225 22 44 20 31
Fax : +225 22 44 26 73
Contact: Mr N’ZO Koffi Prosder

Desired languages: French
Desired genres: Children’s literature, Fairy tales, Drama, Petry, Prose, Novel, Essays 
From Regions: Ivory Coast, Senegal, Mali, Guinea, Nigeria, Cameroon, Congo, Japan, China, Korea, France, Germany, England, Spain, Russia, USA, Canada, Brazil, Argentina, Antilles, Cuba, Australia

Bibliotheque Nationale de Cote D’Ivoire
BP V 180 Abidjan
Tel: 20 21 38 72/20 21 35 34
Fax: 20 21 02 76
Mail: brnci@aviso.ci
Contact: Francis Kouakou y

Desired language: French
Desired genres: Children’s literature, Fairy tales, Drama, Poetry, Prose, Novel, Essays 
From regions: Africa, Asia, France, North and South America 

Bibliothèque du collège Wali
23 BP 1821 Abidjan 23
Tel : + 225 23 48 06 05
Contact : Serifou Mamadou
Email : Wali2003@yahoo.fr

Desired languages: French, English, German 
Desired genres: Children’s literature, Fairy tales, Drama, Poetry, Prose, Novel, Essays 
From regions: Ivory Coast, Benin, Senegal, Mali, China, Japan, Germany, France, England, Belgium, USA, Canada

Bibliothèque Nationale de Daloa
Mairie Daloa
BP 671 Daloa
Tel : +225 32 78 27 38
Fax : +225 78 30 44
Contact : Koffi Sylvain
EMail : kofsyl@aviso.ci

Desired languages: Dioula, English, French
Desired genres: Children’s literature, Fairy tales, Drama, Poetry, Prose, Novel, Essays 
From regions: Ivory Coast, India, France, Canada, Colombia, Australia, Norway

Bibliothèque ExFlash (Lettres, Arts et Sciences Humaines)
Université de Cocorly
Abidjan (RCI)
Tel : +225 22 44 39 23 
Contact : Mme Zoungrana
EMail :mohooh@yahoo.fr

Desired languages: English, French, Portuguese
Desired genres: Drama, Poetry, Prose, Novel, Essays 
From regions: South Africa, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Maghreb, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Germany, England, Belgium, Spain, France, Russia, Portugal, Canada, Mexico, USA, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia

Kenya:

Camel Book Drive
Camel Mobile Library Service
www.camelbookdrive.wordpress.com

Nomadic Schools
P.O. Box 1204 -70100
Garissa, Kenya

Language: English, Swahili
Genre: Books for children and young people; novels, essays, short stories
non-fiction books on astronomy, geology, history and other sciences
From all countries in Africa, Europe, North America, South America

Malawi:

Blantyre City Assembly Library
Civic Centre
P/Bag 67
Blantyre
Malawi, Central Africa
Tel: +265 1 870 211
hivaidsrc@globemw.net

Desired languages: English
Desired genres: Children’s literature, Fairy tales, Novels, Short stories
From countries: Nigeria, South Africa, Ghana, UK, USA

Library of the Catholic University of Malawi
P.O. Box 5452
Limbe
Malawi
Tel: +265 (0)1 916 015 / 916 098
Email: info@cunima.net
Contact: Carmel Young, carmel.malawi@gmail.com

Desired languages: German
Desired genres: Children’s literature, Fairy tales, Prose, Novels, Short stories
From countries: Sambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Tansania, China, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Japan, Eastern and Western Europe, Canada, USA, Mexico, Central America, New Zealand, Australia, Solomon Islands, Indonesia, Malaysia

University of Livingstonia Library
P.O. Box 37
Livingstonia
Malawi
Tel.: +265 (0) 8524280
Contact: Dr. Augustine W. C. Msiska: unilia@malawi.net

Desired languages: English
Desired genres: Drama, Poetry, Prose, Novels, Short stories, Essays
From regions: Africa, Europe, North America

Mzuzu University Library
P. Bag 201
Mzuzu
Malawi
Tel.: +265 (0)1 320575
+265 (0)1 320722
Fax: +265 (0)1 320 497
Contact: Mrs Lizzie Malemia

Desired languages: English
Desired genres: Children’s literature, Fairy tales, Drama, Poetry, Prose, Novels, Essays
From regions: Africa, Asia, Europe, Nordamerika, Lateinamerika, Australia

Madagaskar:

Bibliothèque municipale de la commune urbaine de Manakara
Avenue, 3 Manakara – Be
316 Manakara
Madagascar
Contact: Maminiaina Victoria Therese
Tel.: +261 33 11 722 31
farconsulting@yahoo.fr

Desired languages: Malagasy, French
Desired genres: Children’s literature, Fairy tales, Novels, Short stories
From countries: France, United Kingdom, Germany, USA

Bibliothèque Municipale
Rue du 26 juin
101 Antananarivo
Madagascar

Desired languages: Swahili, English, French
Desired genres: Children’s literature, Fairy tales, Poetry, Novels, Short stories
From regions: Africa: South Africa and East Africa, Francophone countries; Asia; Europe: France, Germany, Scandinavia

Bibliothèque du quartier Tranobe Volosar
Rue du l’EPP Volosarika Ambanidia
101 Antananarivo-Renivohitra
Madagascar

Desired languages: Malagasy, English, French, Portuguese
Desired genres: Children’s literature, Fairy tales, Drama, Poetry, Prose, Novels, Short stories, Essays
From countries: Madagascar, China, France, USA, Brazil, Australia

Firaisana VI°
Route du Majunga RN 4
101 Antananarivo
Madagascar

Desired languages: Malagasy, English, French
Desired genres: Children’s literature, Fairy tales, Drama, Poetry, Prose, Novels, Short stories, Essays
From countries: South Africa, Egypt, Senegal, Algerien, Japan, China, Vietnam, Taiwan, France, Sweden, Norway, Spain, United Kingdom, Germany, USA. Canada Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Kolumbien, Uruguay, Paraguay, Australia, New Zealand

Mauritius:

Bibliothèque Municipale Léoville L’Homme
Rue Jules Koenig
Port-Louis
Ile Maurice
Tel: (239) 212 0831 / 213 7952
Fax: (230) 212 4258
Email: mpllib@intnet.mu
Homepage: mpl.intnet.mu
Contact: Mme Mee Line LIU YEW FAI
mpllib@intnet.mu

Desired languages: English, French
Desired genres: Children’s literature, Fairy tales, Drama, Poetry, Prose, Novels, Essays
From countries: South Africa, China, Japan, France, UK, North America

Niger:

Bibliothèque de Lecture Publique
Maison de la culture Diado Sékou
Niamey
Tel : +227 20 73 97 11
Contact : Aïssa Hassane

Desired languages: English, French
Desired genres: Children’s literature, Fairy tales, Poetry, Prose, Novel 
From regions: English speaking and French speaking countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, North and South America, Australia 

Bibliothèque de Référence du C.C.OG
Centre culturel Oumaron Ganda
Rue Mali Béro
2320 Niamey
Tel : +227 20 74 09 03
Contact : Seydou Mohamadou

Desired languages: Haoussa, English, French
Desired genres: Children’s literature, Fairy tales, Poetry, Prose, Novel 
From regions: French speaking countries in Africa, France, Belgium, Canada, England, USA 

Bibliothèque de l’Institut de Recherches en Sciences Humaines
Rue de l’Institut
318 Niamey
Tel :+227 73 55 39
Contact : Oumarou Amadou IDE
EMail : fatiousmane1@yahoo.fr

Desired languages: Zarma-songhay, Hausa, English, French
Desired genres: Children’s literature, Fairy tales, Drama, Poetry, Novel, Essays 
From Regions: Niger, Europe 

Bibliothèque Universitaire Centrale
BP 10896 Niamey
Tel: +227 20 74 12 73
Fax : +227 20 31 38 62
Contact : Saidou Harouna
EMail : saharouna@yahoo.fr

Desired languages: Hausa, Zarma, Peul, Englisc, French
Desired genres: Poetry, Prose, Novel 
From regions: Africa, Europe, North America

Seychellen:

Ministry of Education Documentation Centre
P.O. Box 48
Victoria
Seychellen
Tel: +248 283240
Contact: Dorothy Lodoiska, dorothylods@yahoo.com

Desired languages: English, French
Desired genres: Children’s literature, Essays, Fairy tales, Poetry, Prose, Novels, Short stories
From countries: Africa, Asia, Europe, North- and Southamerica, Australia

National Institute of Education
P.O. Box 48
Mahle
Seychellen
Tel: +248 283308

Email: nie@seychellen.sc
Contact: Maryse Prosper, maryse_prosper@hotmail.com
Desired languages: English, French
Desired genres: Children’s literature, Fairy tales, Prose, Novels, Short stories
From countries: Africa, Asia, Europe, North- and Southamerica, Australia

Zambia:

Livingstone City Library
Senanga Road
Livingstone
60029
Zambia
Tel: +260 213 322646
choolwemlipenga@yahoo.co.uk

Desired languages: African languages, English, French
Desired genres: Children’s literature, Fairy tales, Drama, Poetry, Prose, Novels, Short stories, Essays
From countries: Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, Latin America, Australia

The Provincial Library, Zambia Library Service
Independence Avenue
Solwezi
Zambia
Tel.: +260 (0) 8-821564
+260 (0) 955205767
Contact: Mrs Beatrice Zanda; Joshua Chilumbu

Desired languages: Kikaonde, Jyanya, Bemba, Lozi, Tonga, English
Desired genres: Children’s literature, Fairy tales, Drama, Poetry, Prose, Novels, Short stories, Essays
From countries: Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon, United Kingdom

Samuel Reuben Mwewa Public Library
Buntungwa Street
Mufulira
Zambia
Also: P.O. Box 40798
Mufulira, Zambia
Tel.: +260 (0) 955334388
Fax: +260 (0) 2411657
Contact: Muzi David Bwalya
Email: daviamuzi1@yahoo.com

Desired languages: English, French
Desired genres: Children’s literature, Fairy tales, Drama, Poetry, Prose, Novels, Short stories, Essays
From countries: South Africa, Japan, China, India, United Kingdom, Germany, USA, Australia

Senanga Branch Library
Mongu-Senanga Road
Senanga
Zambia
Tel.: +260 (0) 217230220
Contact: Chomba Happy

Desired languages: English
Desired genres: Children’s literature, Fairy tales, Drama, Novels, Short stories
From regions: Zambia, Nigeria, East Africa

Seychelles:

Ministry of Education
Documentation Centre
P.O. Box 48
Street: Mont Fleuri
City: Victoria
Country: Seychelles
Phone: (248) 283240
Fax: (248)224827
Contact Person Mrs Dorothy Lodoiska
Email (Contact): dorothylods@yahoo.com

Desired languages: English, French
Desired genres: Children’s literature, Fairy tales, Drama, Novels, Short stories, Poetry, Essays
From regions: Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, Latin America, Australia

National Institute of Education
Adress: Ministry of Education and Youth
Street: P.O. Box 48, Mont Fleuri
City: Mahe
Country: Seychellen
Phone: +248 283308
Fax: +248 22 44 52
Email: nie@seychelles.sc

Desired languages: English, French
Desired genres: Children’s literature, Fairy tales, Drama, Novels, Short stories, Poetry, Essays

From regions: English and French speaking countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, Latin America, Australia

Sierra Leone:

St. Patrick boy’s secondary school library
Yardu Street
P.O. Box 41- Koidu
Sierra Leone

Tel: + 00232 76 71 31 58
Contact: Dominic E. Kabba
Email: dominicedwardk@gmail.com

Desired languages: English
Desired genres: Drama, Poetry, Prose
From regions: Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, South Africa, Senegal, India, Turkey, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Russia, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand.

Fourah Bay College Library
University of Sierra Leone
Mount Aureol Street
23 222 – Freetown
Sierra Leone

Tel: + 00232 46 03 30
Contact: Oliver Harding
Email: oltharding@yahoo.com

Desired language: Krio, Yoruba, Swahili ; English; French; German
Desired genres: Children’s literature, fairy tales, drama, poetry, prose, novel, essay
From regions: Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, Gambia, South Africa, Botswana, England, France, Germany, USA, Canada, Brazil, Argentina, Columbia

Sierra Leone Library Board
Rokel Street
Freetown
Sierra Leone

Tel: +00232 22 22 6993
Contact: Chief Librarian
Email: sielib2002@yahoo.com

Desired language: English
Desired genres: Children’s Literature, fairy tales, drama, poetry, prose, novel, essay
From regions: Nigeria, East African countries, India, Europe, USA, Canada, Caribbean, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji.

Koidu New Sembelum city library
Bona Street
Koidu city
Sierra Leone

Tel: + 00232 (0)76 78 22 09/ (0)77 83 41 53
Contact: Komba Timothy Matturie

Desired languages: English
Desired genres: Children’s Literature, fairy tales, drama, poetry, prose, novel, essay
From regions: Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, Egypt, Britain, France, Germany, USA, Canada, Australia.

South Africa:

Franschhoek Public Library
9 Reservoir Street West
Franschhoek, 7690
South Africa
Tel.: +27218088406
Fax: +27218088407
Email: library@stellenbosch.org
Contact: Madelein Koegelenberg,
madeleink@stellenbosch.org

Desired languages: Xhosa, Africaans, English
Desired genres: Children’s literature, Fairy tales, Drama, Novels, Short stories, Essays
From regions:   Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, Latin America, Oceania

Tanzania:

E&D Readership and Development Agency – Soma
P.O. Box 4460
Dar es Salaam
Tanzania
Tel.: +255 222772759
+255 754275347
Email: info.soma@infinet.co.tz
Contact: Demere Kitunga: demere.soma@infinet.co.tz
Godfrey Koko: kioko.soma@infinet.co.tz

Desired languages: Louma-Songhay, Hausa, English, French
Desired genres: Children’s literature, Fairy tales, Drama, Poetry, Prose, Essays
From regions: Niger, Europe

Zimbabwe:

Better Schools Programme Zimbabwe
Kariba District Resource Centre
Box 210 Kariba
Zimbabwe
Tel: +263 61 2634
Fax: +263 61 2689
Contact: Mr. Muzah Richard

Desired languages: Shona, Nbebele, Tonga, English
Desired genres: Children’s literature, Drama, Poetry, Prose, Novel, Essays 
From regions: Zimbabwe, South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Zambia, Canada, USA

King George VI School Library
George Avenue, Kumalo
P.O. Box AC 80, Ascot
Bulawayo
Tel: + 263 9 230 434
Fax: + 263 9 230 027
Contact: Sindile Mhlanga 
Email: sindymhlanga@yahoo.com

Desired language: SiNdebele, Zulu, Shona, English
Desired genres: Children’s literature, Fairy tales, Drama, Poetry, Novel, Comics, Photo-story, Science Fiction, Biography, Philosophy, Psychology, Sport 
From regions: Africa, Europe, USA, Canada

Specific wishes: Nelson Mandela Biography by Anthony Sampson, Encyclopaedia, Scientific books, Computer books, Books about handicap (deafness for example)

Masvingo City Libraries
Box 17 Masvingo
Tel: +263 039 262 43
Fax: +263 039 262 257
Contact: Microt Mudogo
Email: Molly-moo@ygm.co.zw

Desired languages: African languages, English
Desired genres: Children’s literature, Fairy tales, Drama, Poetry, Prose, Novel, Essays, Books about sports science, cience and economy
From regions Tanzania, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, China, India, Malaysia, Great Britain, Russia, Canada, USA, Sweden, Switzerland, Brazil, Argentina, Australia