“How do we bring literature alive?” This is the question driving Wanjiru Koinange and Angela Wachuka, the co-founders of Book Bunk, an independent organisation based in Nairobi that transforms the city’s libraries into inclusive public spaces.
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To celebrate this week’s Book Bunk visit to GWL, our Story Café Special focused on Kenyan writers and activists. Read a summary of the Kenyan fiction, films and organisations we discussed.
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Check out our reading recommendations from this month’s book picnic featuring historical fiction novels, a feminist recipe book, a feminist manifesto, etc.
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One of our volunteers, Daphne, has collaborated on a blog post with her fellow volunteers Mary, Annie, and Aileen, about their group visit to Home Where Home Is Not.
July is here and the summer holidays have officially started here in Glasgow. If you’re looking to add some great titles to your summer reading list, we’ve got you covered.
Posted in Blog, Book Reviews, GWL Recommends, Reading Ideas Tagged adrienne maree brown, Alice Hoffman, Anna Burns, book picnic, Cherri Moraga, GWL Recommendations, Laura Legge, recommendations, Refugee Tales, reviews, sonia purnell