• Episode 7 – Bunk Books

    A Palace For The People Episodes Learning Resources Released on April 1, 2020 By Book Bunk Trailer Episode 7 – Bunk Books Learning Resources Listen on Apple Podcast | Spotify | Sound Cloud | Castbox Or listen here…

  • Episode 6 – A Palace full of Memories (KAR)

    A Palace For The People Episodes Learning Resources Released on March 24, 2020 By Book Bunk Trailer Episode 6 – A Palace full of Memories (KAR) In this episode, we explore a significant element of Kenya’s history; the King’s African Rifles. How is this multi-battalion British imperial regiment connected to the McMillan Memorial Library?  Learning Resources Listen on Apple Podcast | Spotify | Sound Cloud | Castbox Or listen here…

  • Episode 5 – A Palace Needs a Roof

    A Palace For The People Episodes Learning Resources Released on March 17, 2020 By Book Bunk Trailer A Palace Needs a Roof In this episode Wanjiru and Wachuka go deep into the history of architecture and the British empire. We ask, who designed the McMillan Memorial Library building? And how do we make sure we keep it standing? Wanjiru speaks to Dr. Sarah Longair – an expert in the architecture of the British Empire- to try and find out more about the design, and we speak to architect Balmoi Abe, about the future of the building. Learning Resources Listen on Apple Podcast | Spotify | Sound Cloud | Castbox, Or…

  • Episode 4: Books! Books! Books!

    A Palace For The People Episodes Learning Resources Released on December 23, 2020 By Book Bunk Trailer Books! Books! Books! How to actually build a library! In this episode, Wachuka begins by telling us about the process of creating the first-ever digital catalogue of McMillan Memorial Library. It took 23 people, 8,332 hours and loads of stickers! She also speaks with Dr. Henry Chakava, a publisher with the African Writers Series from Heinemann in the 1970s. Both of them converse on Nairobi and East Africa’s rich literary scene. Many of these authors’ books from the region will find a home in McMillan Library and its branches. Learning Resources Listen on…

  • Episode 3: The People Need Public Space

    A Palace For The People Episodes Learning Resources Released on December 23, 2020 By Book Bunk Trailer The People Need Public Space In this episode, we listen to Dr. Wangui Kimari and Dr. Alfred Omenya converse with Wanjiru and Wachuka about the colonial history of Nairobi’s urban planning and how these segregated divisions endure in present-day Nairobi. Nairobi was not made for us. Wanjiru explores how we can change this by highlighting the importance of public space in fostering creativity in Nairobi’s citizens. Learning Resources Listen on Apple Podcast | Spotify | Sound Cloud | Castbox, Or listen here…

  • Episode 2: Little Palaces

    A Palace For The People Episodes Learning Resources Released on December 18, 2020 By Book Bunk Trailer Little Palaces Wachuka and Wanjiru introduce us to Jacob Ananda, Head Librarian of McMillan Memorial Library and Orpah Agunda, an Inventory intern at Book Bunk and long-term resident of Kaloleni. Both featured guests share how growing up in Makadara and Kaloleni, the libraries shaped them into who they are today by instilling in them a love for books and inclusive public spaces. Learning Resources Listen on Apple Podcast | Spotify | Sound Cloud | Castbox, Or listen here…