Angela Wachuka is a Founder & Managing Trustee at Book Bunk, a firm driving the restoration of some of Nairobi's most iconic public libraries. Book Bunk's flagship project is Nairobi's oldest public library; The McMillan Memorial Library, and two of its branches in Eastlands (Kaloleni Library and Eastlands Library). She is the former executive director of Kwani Trust, where under her leadership, leds literary and other prizes included the Jomo Kenyatta Prize for Literature and the Prince Claus Award for establishing a dynamic platform for new voices in African Literature. Her main interests lie in the intersection between media, popular culture & the creative industries. She worked at the BBC’s African News and Current Affairs Department in London after earning a degree in Anthropology & Law from the London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE). Previously, she was an International Arts Management Fellow at the Kennedy Centre for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC and an Africa Leader at the Obama Foundation. She was one of 5 judges for the 2022 AKO Caine Prize for African Writing and is Publisher at Bunk Books.
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