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dc.contributor.author Ngula, Anna Kaukowe
dc.date.accessioned 2022-09-12T09:46:57Z
dc.date.available 2022-09-12T09:46:57Z
dc.date.issued 2022
dc.identifier.citation Ngula, A.K. (2021). The power of information and coping with albinism: an autoethnographic study. International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions Journal, 1–11. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11070/3254
dc.description.abstract This article aims to ascertain the purposes for which the author needed information when her children with albinism were born, as well as explore the mechanisms she used to find information and the challenges she experienced when searching for information. An autoethnography method is used to share her lived experience of albinism, and the data has been collected through the author’s personal memory by recalling events that happened when she gave birth to her daughter in 2013 and her son in 2016. Information played a crucial role in helping the author to understand albinism better and to deal with her predicament. As a librarian and the mother of children with albinism, the author explored different mechanisms to find information. The Internet was the main source of information, as well as organisations such as Support in Namibia of Albinism Sufferers Requiring Assistance and the Namibia Albino Association Trust, which deal with the plight of people with albinism in the country. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher IFLA Journal en_US
dc.subject Information needs en_US
dc.subject albinism en_US
dc.subject autoethnography en_US
dc.subject information sources en_US
dc.subject disabilities en_US
dc.subject information seeking en_US
dc.title The power of information and coping with albinism en_US
dc.title.alternative An autoethnographic study en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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