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Daniel Wakes Up Every Day To Teach In The Heart Of The Slums

This World Book Day we’re introducing you to Daniel Ochieng, a teacher at Magoso Primary School who has been using e-readers in his classroom. Read on to see how you can help us launch our first ever digital book drive to bring digital books to more e-reading programs like this one.

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daniel at magoso with e-readers

From The Field

News

we’ve partnered with HarperCollins!

March 16, 2017 By

harper collins titles

We’re delighted to announce that we’ve partnered with HarperCollins, one of the largest and most illustrious publishers to add a selection of the world’s most-loved authors to our digital library. Thanks to the partnership we’ve captured some true family classics, including all of the Chronicles of Narnia as well as Pinocchio, The Prince and the Pauper, Grimms’ Fairy Tales and What … Continue Reading →

Partnerships

Pan-African Children’s Book Creation with Book Dash

May 3, 2017 By

collaboration at book dash in south africa with worldreader

It’s 9am and the start of Book Dash in Johannesburg—a 12-hour marathon for 42 creative professionals, making 12 new story books. The titles are made available for free distribution, download, and translation under a Creative Commons license and will soon be available in the Worldreader library for readers across Africa and worldwide. Launched in 2014, … Continue Reading →

Research

These free e-books are changing reading habits in Africa

September 16, 2016 By

user reading from worldreader mobile in africa

In July, Lidudumalingani was announced as the 2016 winner of the Caine Prize, a prestigious award promoting and fostering new writers out of Africa. Lidudumalingani is from a small village in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa and his winning story, ‘Memories We Lost’, is set in a fictional village similar to the one he … Continue Reading →

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