The Project

´For my collection I completely depend on donations. I would really like to have more books on art in the collection. But thinking of art, every woman child and man of Lamu is a born artist. Cooking, sewing and singing are our artforms. You shouldn´t think of only oilpaintings.´
Librarian Lamu Fort Library
Khadija Issa Twahir

Lamu Maktaba Ya Sanaa

Lamu Maktaba ya Sanaa is a growing collection of books, dvd’s and other materials that is really close to the heritage,
culture, art, and environmental questions in Lamu-Kenya-East Africa.


We couple our AMBASSADORS who provide us
with appropriate titles to our SPONSORS who enable us to purchase these titles. If you are in Lamu you can borrow these books or dvd’s. You can find out here how to become an ambassador or a sponsor.