South Africa is working towards a universal literacy, building a culture of life-long learning, and of further developing a culture of reading as an essential component of a healthy participative democracy.
AFNA’s mission is to support democracy by bringing support and real opportunities to writers, small publishers, book sellers, and readers in regions and communities hitherto ignored by the mainstream book trade.
To promote local books to local readers;
To stimulate added interest in writing and reading of local literature;
To increase the credibility of AFNA as a fundraising entity;
To increase the availability of high-quality locally produced literature; and
To enhance AFNA’s efforts to provide an international shop for local South African literature.