"Arise, Africa! The land of colour, dance and pomp! Arise and let us together tell our story in words and pictures." —Rose Birenge, Biblica, Kenya, chair of MAI-Africa
While storytellers abound in Africa, quality books written by and for Africans do not. In many countries, fewer than 10 percent of Christian books available are penned by local writers. Even where the Church is booming, too often a lack of homegrown books, articles and magazines hinder its strength and maturity. Hungry readers search in vain for material that speaks to their hearts, minds and daily needs. To combat this famine, MAI equips men and women to create life-changing books and articles in their heart language. Will you help us equip talented African wordsmiths?
Visionary African writers and publishing staff need scholarships in order to join our LittAfrica conference this November 5 to 7 in Accra, Ghana. Instead of focusing on what works in the West, we'll showcase significant achievements today by African Christian authors and publishers —inspiring hope. Most, if not all, speakers will be Africans who model excellence. Many of these top professionals are the fruit of our training in Africa, such as:
Joanna Ilboudo, publisher in Burkina Faso
Pusonnam Yiri, author, publisher and trainer in Nigeria
Joan Campbell, award-winning fantasy author in South Africa
Will you help us equip an African author or publisher by contributing toward a scholarship today? Each scholarship of $500, covers all accommodations, meals, materials and registration. We aim to raise $5,000 for 10 gifted wordsmiths to hone skills and pen words of hope.
Your gift of:
$25- covers participation at a valuable workshop led by a top African communicator
$50- pays for a 1/2 day of inspiring workshops and sessions
$100- covers an entire day of workshops, sessions, and meals to network, fellowship and learn alongside fellow African professionals
Even better, 100% of each gift we receive will be applied toward scholarships. Help create life-transforming words for readers across Africa today!
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Thank you for helping us ultimately nurture the Church and bless African readers.