Wanjiru Koinange - Bangalore Literature Festival (BLF)


Wanjiru Koinange is a Kenyan writer, born and raised on a farm on the outskirts of Nairobi with her four siblings. Her articles and essays have been published in print and online platforms, including Chimurenga and Commonwealth Writers. She holds a degree in Journalism and Literature from Nairobi’s United States International University (USIU) and a Masters in Creative Writing from the University of Cape Town, the product of which is her debut novel, The Havoc of Choice (2019). When she isn’t writing, Wanjiru is restoring Nairobi’s iconic public libraries through Book Bunk—a social impact firm working to convert neglected public libraries into inclusive spaces of art, learning and community. In addition, through the Africa Centre in Cape Town, Wanjiru works to explore and support socially engaged art.