Nobel Winner Doris Lessing Bequeathed Book Collection to Harare
Celebrated author Doris Lessing has bequeathed her entire book collection to the city library in Harare, it’s been reported.
The winner of the Nobel Prize for literature, who died in November 2013, apparently left instructions that her library of over 3,000 books should be sent to the Zimbabwe capital, the New Zimbabwe website reports. Lessing’s executors say that Book Aid International, a charity that Lessing supported, has been asked to help transport the donation. Throughout her life, Lessing fostered several programmes in Zimbabwe to aid literacy through libraries and studying.