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Good black girls are taught that there is no greater honour than having a white man inside them. This applies to more than his body, It...

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Kati Kati : Notes from the Middle

Nairobi is in the middle of something big. As I clambered over the debris on Ngong Road’s construction, and jumped into the elevator filled with glamorous premiere attendees, my heart started to race. The time had come to receive Mbithi Masya’s feature film debut: Kati Kati. The teasers I’d been savouring since the trailer’s release in September dripped with cinematography that celebrated every pore of Kenyan skin, and the bone dry grass was from my childhood playgrounds, and possible afterlife. I was so ready. The audience milled around the foyer, glittery and expectant, exchanging hugs and appraised looks of welcome. Everyone knew some of everyone, and the buttery concession sme...

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