39 min

Live! The Havoc of Choice with Wanjiru Koinange: Part 1 Up/Root the Podcast

    • Society & Culture

Would you choose to leave your home and your family if it meant preserving your self-worth? Is choice a commodity of the privileged?Has Kenya mourned together well? Has Kenya healed? We didn't ask any easy questions as the wonderful women from my book club help me interview brilliant author Wanjiru (Shiro) Koinange about her debut novel 'The Havoc of Choice.' In this season four premiere, Wanjiru discusses the choices of her characters and her country during the post-election violence of 2007 in Kenya. It was thrilling to discuss this complex and provocative book with Shiro!

Shiro is also co-founder, with Angela Wachuka (@sisterkilljoy), of Book Bunk - a social impact firm that is restoring some of Nairobi’s iconic public libraries. Together they created Bunk Books, a publishing company "focused on the production of contemporary stories" in the continent. You can find more of Shiro's portfolio at https://www.wanjirukoinange.com and follow her on Twitter and IG: @ShiroKoinange. The Havoc of Choice is available in Kenya at TextBook Centre, Prestige Books, Rufu Books and on Amazon. Up/Root was produced by Bilha Luseka (@missluseka). The Up/Root jingle is written and performed by my amazing daughter, Selah Piper. You can learn more about Lilly and Up/Root at https://linktr.ee/uprootthepodcast.

Would you choose to leave your home and your family if it meant preserving your self-worth? Is choice a commodity of the privileged?Has Kenya mourned together well? Has Kenya healed? We didn't ask any easy questions as the wonderful women from my book club help me interview brilliant author Wanjiru (Shiro) Koinange about her debut novel 'The Havoc of Choice.' In this season four premiere, Wanjiru discusses the choices of her characters and her country during the post-election violence of 2007 in Kenya. It was thrilling to discuss this complex and provocative book with Shiro!

Shiro is also co-founder, with Angela Wachuka (@sisterkilljoy), of Book Bunk - a social impact firm that is restoring some of Nairobi’s iconic public libraries. Together they created Bunk Books, a publishing company "focused on the production of contemporary stories" in the continent. You can find more of Shiro's portfolio at https://www.wanjirukoinange.com and follow her on Twitter and IG: @ShiroKoinange. The Havoc of Choice is available in Kenya at TextBook Centre, Prestige Books, Rufu Books and on Amazon. Up/Root was produced by Bilha Luseka (@missluseka). The Up/Root jingle is written and performed by my amazing daughter, Selah Piper. You can learn more about Lilly and Up/Root at https://linktr.ee/uprootthepodcast.

39 min

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