Burning Libraries for the People: Questions and Challenges for the Library Profession in South Africa

@inproceedings{Lor2013BurningLF,
  title={Burning Libraries for the People: Questions and Challenges for the Library Profession in South Africa},
  author={Peter Johan Lor},
  year={2013}
}
Abstract Since 2005 at least fifteen community and public libraries have been deliberately set alight in South African townships and informal settlements, reportedly by individuals or groups from the communities which these libraries were intended to serve. This has given rise to dismay, horror and outrage among librarians. This article seeks to situate the deliberate destruction of libraries in a broader international context before focusing on the South African context of what are commonly… Expand
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