LWB Featured in The Guardian
Libraries Without Borders was featured in an article in the Guardian newspaper on Wednesday, November 28. Read the article here.
“Books and ‘nourishment for the mind’ should be an essential part of the emergency relief effort when disasters such as the Haitian earthquake occur, according to a call for action signed by four Nobel laureates,Libraries Without Borders and dozens of authors. Stressing that ‘absolute priority’ during a catastrophe should be given to the “basic needs” of food, water, shelter and health, the signatories to the appeal, led by Libraries Without Borders, believe that “more attention should be given to nourishing the mind as a second measure to help victims cope with catastrophe and move forward”. The Nobel literature laureates JM Coetzee, Doris Lessing and Toni Morrison have all put their names to the call for action, alongside Nobel peace laureate FW de Klerk and authors including Jeffrey Eugenides, Junot Díaz, Michael Cunningham, Joyce Carol Oates and the Haitian-American writer Edwidge Danticat.”
Read more here!