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Gordon Brown backs Global Reads campaign

1st February 2010

Prime minister Gordon Brown has offered his support to a new National Book Tokens charity campaign to help readers in Africa.

The Global Reads effort will attempt to raise GBP 10,000 for Book Aid International in order for 5,000 library books to be distributed in 12 sub-Saharan countries.

As part of the campaign, readers are asked to nominate the book which has helped them to understand another culture, and high-profile figures such as the prime minister, Sophie Dahl and Alexander McCall Smith have already contributed.

Mr Brown commented: 'I welcome the work that [National Book Tokens] are doing to send as many books to sub-Saharan Africa as possible and I wish [them] every success with [the] campaign.'

The top Global Read will be announced on June 3rd, but the current frontrunners include Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Half of a Yellow Sun, The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini and Ismail Kadare's Chronicle in Stone.

On Saturday (January 30th) Mr Brown spoke at the Poetry Live For Haiti event in London's Central Hall, which was organised by Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy to raise money for the victims of the country's recent earthquake.

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