An Exclusive Conversation with Wanjiru Koinange


Wanjiru Koinange is a writer, restorer of libraries and entrepreneur from Nairobi, Kenya. She holds her Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Literature from Nairobi’s United States International University, and a Masters in Creative Writing from the University in Cape Town. Her writing has been published in several journals and magazines across the continent including Chimurenga, SlipNet and Commonwealth Writers where she served as a cultural correspondent for East and Southern Africa in 2015. During this stint, she published this piece about the McMillan Memorial Library – Kenya’s second oldest library. This article was the major inspiration for the formation of Book Bunk which Wanjiru co-founded with Angela Wachuka in 2017. Wanjiru is also a publisher at Bunk Books, an imprint of Book Bunk Limited an affiliate of Book Bunk Trust.

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