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Send Books via Mail

If mailing books, please send book donations to:

Vice Versa Global, Bayswater Apartment, Ngong Road

How it Works

  1. Delivery of new or gently used books to our warehouse in Nairobi.
  2. Our team of staff and volunteers sort and log the books into our warehouse inventory system.

Books we Accept

  1. Books Highlighting African Culture and Heritage:  we Accept books that celebrate the diverse cultures, traditions, and heritage of Africa. These could include titles such as “Things Fall Apart” by Chinua Achebe, “Born a Crime” by Trevor Noah, or “Purple Hibiscus” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
  2. Narratives of African Success and Achievement: donations of books that showcase African success stories, achievements, and contributions to various fields. Examples include “Long Walk to Freedom” by Nelson Mandela, “The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind” by William Kamkwamba, or “Half of a Yellow Sun” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
  3. Books by African Authors: Books authored by African writers, as they offer authentic perspectives and insights into the continent. This could include works by authors like Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, Wole Soyinka, or NoViolet Bulawayo.
  4. Children’s Books Promoting African Identity: children’s books that promote positive representations of African culture, history, and identity. Examples include “Sulwe” by Lupita Nyong’o, “The Lion King” by various authors, or “A is for Africa” by Ifeoma Onyefulu.
  5. Books Showcasing African Innovation and Progress: donations of books that highlight innovation, development, and progress across Africa. Examples include “Africa: Altered States, Ordinary Miracles” by Richard Dowden or “Africa’s Business Revolution” by Acha Leke, Mutsa Chironga, and Georges Desvaux.

Books we can't Accept

  1. Negative Stereotypes or Misrepresentations: books that perpetuate negative stereotypes or misrepresentations of Africa and its people.
    • Example: “Heart of Darkness” by Joseph Conrad, which portrays Africa in a negative light.
  2. Outdated Colonial Narratives: donations of books that uphold outdated colonial perspectives or narratives.
    • Example: “The African Queen” by C.S. Forester, which reflects colonial attitudes towards Africa.
  3. Books with Graphic Violence or Disturbing Content: books with graphic violence, explicit content, or disturbing themes that do not align with your organization’s focus on positivity.
    • Example: “Beasts of No Nation” by Uzodinma Iweala, which depicts child soldiers in West Africa.
  4. Works by Authors with Controversial Views: Exercise discretion with works by authors known for controversial views or attitudes towards Africa.
    • Example: Books by certain colonial-era authors who held racist beliefs.
  5. Books with Limited Relevance to African Positivity: books that have limited relevance to the focus of your organization’s mission.
    • Example: Textbooks on unrelated subjects or generic fiction with no African context.