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Reflections on Hay Festival 2024

Earlier this year, we were delighted to welcome novelist Priscilla Morris to our event at Hay Festival. Here, Priscilla shares her thoughts on the event.

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Phillimon's Story

Books to dream and achieve

Phillimon knows that books help children dream of a brighter future - they helped him achieve his dream of becoming a teacher. This is his story.

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Puleni's story

A lifetime of reading

For Puleni, books have been a life-long companion. He shared with us the impact that reading has had on his life and his hopes for younger readers in Malawi.

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Hay Festival 2024

Find out more about our event at Hay Festival, where our Vice Patron, Lord Paul Boateng was joined in conversation by writers Elif Shafak and Priscilla Morris

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Emilina's story

Lighting up education

Emilina is a mother of five from rural Malawi. Here she tells us how access to a combined book and solar lamp library has been helping her son in his studies.

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Ridwan's story

Sharing knowledge

For Ridwan, having access to brand-new books is making a huge difference to her and the medical students she teaches. This is her story.

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Attracting new readers

Hear from our Head of Programmes, Samantha Sokoya, about our 2023/24 Community Reading Award Winners!

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