Video: Where Books Go to Die

I love books and as you can expect, I was not about to miss an exhibition by the visual artist, Jackie Karuti.

The exhibition depicts a library scene that showcases the state of library books common in Nairobi and other parts of the world.

Scenes of torn, burn’t, and worn out books were on exhibition as well as a table of books with pages flapping around symbolized by the destructive element of wind.




All in all, it was great to be there and delve into the mind of a visual artist like Jackie. It made me appreciate a little bit more the value of books and how they’ve influenced who I am.

Here is a video I shot of the exhibition.



By David Gitonga

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