Priscilla always liked to read, but growing up in Malawi, she soon realized that most of the children's books available were American and European, not African. While she understood the importance of learning about other cultures, she also recognized the need to learn about her own country and continent.
She decided to found "PenAfrica" - its mission to promote African literature and make effective use of its market by encouraging the youth to explore African literature and create a platform on which tolerance and a common understanding can thrive.
Through her organization, she launched The Ekari Book Series. Aimed at children between 7 and 9, the series breaks down walls between the different African countries so that children can learn about each other's cultures throughout the continent. This intercultural learning inspired PenAfrica to run an online platform showcasing a broad range of African writers to over 2,000 youth.