Two Kenyan women lead the revival of the faded iconic library in Nairobi

Kenyan publisher Angela Wachuka (R) and author Wanjiru Koinange pose for a photo on August 2, 2018 in Nairobi. PHOTO| AFP

What you need to know:

  • Despite its dilapidated state, a handful of Kenyans still seek out the 1930s neoclassical grandeur of Nairobi’s McMillan Library, complete with granite columns on its imposing facade.

They are drawn more by the tranquil refuge offered from Nairobi’s urban hubbub than for the meagre and chaotic array of books on its shelves.


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