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Strength of women celebrated

This list of suggested reads celebrates women.

Muslim girl a coming of age

Author: Amani Al-Khatahtbeh

Format: coming soon in Braille & Audio

At nine years old, Amani Al-Khatahtbeh watched from her home in New Jersey as two planes crashed into the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. That same year, she heard her first racial slur.

Muslim Girl: A Coming of Age is the extraordinary account of Amani’s coming of age in a country that too often seeks to marginalize women like her. Her spirited voice and unflinching honesty offer a fresh, deeply necessary counterpoint to current rhetoric about the place of Muslims in American life

Hope in Ballet shoe

Author:  Michaela & Elaine DePrince

Format: Coming soon Braille & Audio

Summary: Born in Sierra Leone, Michela DePrince loses her parents to war and famine. She is sent to an orphanage where she is beaten and starved. She sees her favourite teacher murdered by rebels. All before she is five-year-old. But there is hope.

When hope whispers

Author: Zoleka Mandela

Format: Coming soon In Braille & Audio

Summary: This is a story about a woman; a story about her struggle. As the survivor of great tragedy; this is a story about triumph. Despite only being 33 years old, Zoleka Mandela has endured enough to fill several lifetimes. While she may be a member of South Africa’s own royal family, Zoleka has not led a sheltered life.

Beyond Tuesday morning

Author: Karen Kingsbury

Format: Audio

Summary: Jamie Bryan, widow of a firefighter who perished in the Twin Towers on September 11, volunteers at St. Paul’s chapel, across the street from where the towers stood, and deals with her loss by helping others work through theirs.

No longer whisper to power: the story of Thuli Madonsela

Author: Thandeka Gqubule

Format: Coming soon in Braille & Audio

Summary: Advocate Thuli Madonsela has achieved in her seven years as Public Protector what few accomplish in a lifetime; her legacy and contribution cannot be over-stated. In her final days in office she compiled the explosive State Capture report and, before that, the report on President Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla residence.

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Update on the new Library Management System:

The teams from Universal Knowledge Software (UKS) and SALB are busy finalising the outstanding modules and the system should be up and running tentatively by end October 2018.

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