Meet the Women of Book Bunk – Ikigai
Founders of Book Bunk - Angela Wachuka and Wanjiru Koinange

Meet the Women of Book Bunk

Happy International Women’s Day!


In celebration of this special month, we will be spotlighting the diverse, ambitious and innovative women of Ikigai and the incredible initiatives they’ve started.


For our first feature, we spoke with the women of Book Bunk, Angela Wachuka and Wanjiru Koinange. The ambitious pair are on a mission to circulate stories and support literacy by restoring existing public libraries and installing new ones in public spaces in Nairobi.


Makadara Library. Photo by Quaint Photography.

How are you innovating and changing the world around you?


We’re redefining what public libraries mean to the residents of our fine city. We see them as more than repositories and imagine them as centers of public art and community. Our formation as an entity is inspired by this core belief – that our shared public spaces are more essential than ever to our collective Kenyan imagination.


McMillan Library. Photo by Quaint Photography.

How does the Ikigai space and community help you to accomplish your mission?


Most (if not all) the decisions that have formed our organization were made at Ikigai. We’ve made friends that have become sounding boards and associates. Ikigai is our is home and its community is our family!


Wanjiru Koinange (left) and Angela Wachuka (right) at Ikigai Westlands

Find out more about Book Bunk by visiting their website and stay posted on their fascinating projects on @bookbunk


Looking for a new coworking community? Visit Ikigai to find your new workspace, friends and potential partners.

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