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WHAT IS A HUMAN LIBRARY ? The ‘Human Library’ works as a normal library but our books are persons with many stories. Instead of flipping pages, you get to ask questions or simply chat.

The ‘Human Library’ works as a normal library but our books are persons with many stories. Instead of flipping pages, you get to ask questions or simply chat. It’s simple : books are people and reading is communicating.Human or Living Libraries are a place for people to talk openly about themselves, present their story/ies, to hear and to be heard, to learn and to break stereotypes.How the conversation flows is the choice of both the reader and the book - the only condition is to return the ‘book’ in good condition.

WHO ARE OUR BOOKS ?

Our EVS (European Voluntary Service) volunteers from :Somalia | Italy | Georgia | Bulgaria | Slovakia | Macedonia | Ukraine | Portugal | Albania | Romania. Our books have the whole world within themselves but also stories of not reading ‘only one page’, as they had to travel for multiple reasons such as work, volunteering, love, leisure or conflict.We believe that each ‘human book’ is not a just story, it is a whole world that is available to open up to you, ‘the reader’.

By the System and Genaration Office-Ankara TURKEY

Published: Wed, 29/03/2017 - 09:48


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