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Cape Flats father builds backyard library to empower neighbourhood youth

John Nicholson says his home-made Hillview library is more than just a place for community children to read - it's a safe space for them to seek support and guidance.

Raised by a single-mother, Nicholson says he wants to be a father and friend to each and every child in his community.

The avid reader explained the journey of how his library in the Cape Flats came to be.

It was my inspiration from a young age already that I wanted to do something different when I grew up.

John Nicholson, Hillview librarian

Listen to the full conversation from CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kieno Kammies:


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