WILLIAM GUMEDE | A library changed my life, and books can still change our world

Why libraries still matter and how township gangs teased me about reading

09 March 2021 - 20:33

An encounter with a mobile township library as a nine-year old in 1979 in our informal settlement on the Cape Flats was a dramatic turning point for me. It transformed my life for good, forever.

Everything changed for me when I saw one of my friends, a few years older than me, leaving their shack with a plastic bag that appeared filled with books...

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