Monday 18 May 2015

Kigali Library Mark II

Last year, I wrote about visiting Kigali's new library and not being terribly impressed, especially with the café upstairs which was bakingly hot and filled with bored waiters listening to a crackling radio.

Well, I went back yesterday and what a transformation!

Didn't go into the library, just up to the café to meet friends. It's been taken over my Shokola and Innovation Village, part of Rwanda's drive to modernise public libraries and make them more attractive. It's utterly gorgeous. 

They now have a meeting room, a spacious and airy restaurant with books, work stations and a stunning view. I was extremely impressed. Might start working from there. Well worth a visit.

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