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The Pan African Writers Association (PAWA) and other book sector organizations from the African continent have decided to augment the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Book Club with a collection of English, French, Arabic, Kiswahili as well as Indigenous African Language books about the different goals for children.


The book club will launch on World Book Day (23 April 2021) and will feature quality African books that deal with the themes of the SDGs. Submissions are open now for books written for children by African Writers in the above named languages at at . A selection committee formed by the different partners will pick a shortlist for each SDG.

The founding partners for the African chapter of the book club are:

•        Pan African Writers’ Association (PAWA)

•        Pan African Booksellers Association (PABA)

•        Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA)

•        African Publishers Network (APNET)

•        African Library & Information Associations & Institutions (AfLIA)

•        Borders Literature for all Nations

•          United Nations Information Centre Windhoek


Organizations interested in joining the initiative are invited to contact:


Welda Mouton, UNIC:

Dr Wale Okediran, PAWA:


Dr Wale Okediran

PAWA Secretary General

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