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Gisesa, Nyambega. 2019. “The Unsung Mau Mau Heroes Who Fought for Independence.” Daily Nation, June 1, 2019.

AO: This article mentions Ukombozi library and the National Archives. It quotes Kimani Waweru, the in-charge at Ukombozi Library as saying: "There was a deliberate effort to ensure that the stories of these great men were not told. A few individuals who tried to research on...Read more

Gisesa, Lilian. 2008. “Libraries and Democracy: The Role of the Kenya National Archives and Documentation Service.”

AO: This paper by Lilian Gisesa was presented at a conference in Nairobi hosted by the Goethe-Institute and Kenya National Librarians. It demonstrates the fluid relationship between archives and the libraries.Read more

AO. Physical buildings and storage conditions.

AO: While it may seem self-evident, this excerpt from the workshop summary report underlines the continued importance of physical buildings to protect archival material. Especially at a time when...Read more

Notes on Talk by Mshai Mwangola at ASAA 2017

  • African intellectuals or Africans who have invested in Africa
  • Your work is historically situated
  • You are part of a generation of scholars.
  • You fit in a historical trajectory
  • If we collectively are one chain in the link. How do we ensure that we are
  • ...Read more
Mangat, Rupi. “Slow Death of Library That McMillan Built.” The East African, May 3, 2010.

TM:Description on the place of McMillan Library in Nairobi in time and space. Furthermore, there is a description of the library's evolution over time in regard to its state as a physical building and most importantly on the archived material's state.Read more

Final Report: Mobile Usage at the Base of the Pyramid in Kenya

AO: This final report outlines key insights from the project.Read more

Githethwa, Njuki. 2018. “Feeling Mwalimu Nyerere Intellectual Festival.” Pambazuka News, July 6, 2018.

AO: This article reports back on the author's experience of the 2018 Mwalimu Nyerere Intellectual Festival and includes mention of the Ukombozi Library.Read more

Koinange, Wanjiru. 2015. “Lady McMillan, the Library.” Commonwealth Writers (blog). September 11, 2015.

AO: This article by one of the founders of Book Bunk, Wanjiru Koinange giving a descriptive history of the McMillan library.Read more

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