Reading in the dark - Episode 1

This episode highlights the challenges to education in Africa and how Books2Africa is helping overcome them. Discussions focus on the lack of electricity in most rural parts of Africa and how this and other challenges affect the academic performance of students. 

Reading in the dark - Episode 1

Sponsor a shipment of books to Africa - Books2Africa Sponsorship Appeal

Why electricity can improve education in Africa - Dr Precious Sango

Rosemary Doyle, Lord Mayor of Canterbury.

The challenges of studying in rural parts of Africa - Dr Tonson Sango


Books2Africa is a UK registered charity that is educating people and saving the environment by collecting donated books and sending them to schools and institutions of learning in Africa.


Books2Africa hosts a series of video interviews with authors, academics, experts, entrepreneurs and influential personalities who have a passion for Africa and who support the work of the charity. Recorded mainly within the Books2Africa On Air set in Canterbury, these interviews are aimed towards promoting dialogue and debate about issues concerning Africa. They are published on our YouTube page.


  • 20 minutes video interviews.
  • Semi-structured interview questions provided prior to interview.
  • Make-up artist and dressing area available on the day.
  • Studio audience may be present with Q&A session if desired.


You will be interviewed on your area of expertise. Topics discussed may include Education, Creative Writing, Arts, Entrepreneurship, Sciences, Politics, History, Social and Cultural Issues, Media, Languages, Religion and Spirituality. 

Email [email protected] for more information.
Filmed and edited by Tricord Revelations.


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