The Librarian’s Choice: Top 20

The Library and Information Association of South Africa ( LIASA ) has developed the theme ” Celebrating libraries in 20 years of democracy ” for its activities in 2014, which includes The Librarians Choice: Top 20 South African books 1994-2014. In celebrating this theme, librarians across South Africa were invited to identify the Top 20 books during these twenty years that:

. were written by a South African author in one of the official languages

. were published for the first time between 1994 and 2014

. reflect South African life by South Africans

. focus on issues of democracy or contribute to the consolidation of democracy

. examine where South Africa is and is heading as a nation

The nominations were open to all genres of literature from fiction to non-fiction, adult and children’s books. The invitation to identify the Librarian’s choice went out late 2013 and by mid- January 253 books were nominated by librarians across South Africa.

So, do you want to know what the Top 20 is ? Go to the LIASA website and find out.

Nigel Palmer                                  Phi



About nigepalphi

I am a trustee of Partnerships in Health Information. I was librarian of the Health Education Council in London from 1969 to 1972, then librarian of St Mary's Hospital Medical School from 1972 to 2002.
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