"Christina Dookran, who now works at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in South Africa, grew up under that nation's apartheid system, but discovered (Reading on Lehman Today - A South African Librarian Shares Her Story)
Lehman Chief Librarian Kenneth Schlesinger traveled to South Africa earlier this year on a Fulbright Senior Specialist Grant to help organize a library and archive for the Steve Biko Foundation’s new cultural heritage center in the Eastern Cape. During his trip, he interviewed Christina Dookran, senior manager of Bibliographic Services at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth.
She relayed a compelling account of growing up with libraries in apartheid-era South Africa—and how this inspired her to become a librarian. Excerpts of that interview appear below."