Category: News

  • NEWS: The Mengi Mengi Film Club is back!

    After a successful pilot programme in late 2022, the MENGI MENGI FILM CLUB returns to the McMillan Eastlands Library with a revamped schedule and structure. The public sessions will now be held on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month. To better serve the various groups attending the screenings, the first session will exclusively […]

  • NEWS: New essay featured in Solitude 4 Journal, “Time After Time”

    For Akademie Schloss Solitude’s fourth journal, Time After Time, I submitted an essay about the Mau Mau and the British military state’s documented atrocities that were withheld in various archives or destroyed, diminishing true accountability for these horrific acts. The piece is titled What endures? (inspired by a question posed in Yvonne Owuor’s novel, Dust). The […]

  • NEWS: Canex Africa, Podcast & Film Club

    It’s an all-Kenyan affair this time at the Mengi Mengi Film Club. We follow the troubling encounters of Mama Margaret Kamango and her beloved grandson Karisa in The Letter (2019) by Maia Lekow & Chris King. The documentary explores fear, greed and the dangerous clash between Christian evangelism and superstitious beliefs. Hope springs eternal in […]

  • NEWS: Film Club & Nataal Feature

    Humour, tragedy and unfettered hope shape the destinies of characters in both ABOUNA (2002) by Director Mahamat-Saleh Haroun (Chad) and TITHES & OFFERINGS (2018) from Director Tony Koros (Kenya). Two brothers process the news of their father’s abandonment of their family in a special way while a fraudulent Kenyan pastor accidentally performs a real miracle. […]

  • NEWS: Supa Modo on Netflix & Film Club

    Mengi Mengi Film Club returns with I AM NOT A WITCH (2017) by Director Rungano Nyoni (Zambia) and 318 (2019) by Director John ‘JJ’ Jumbi. Exploitation is the name of the game as a girl becomes a tethered member of a witches’ camp and an oppressed populace seeks to fight a tyrannical system. I AM […]

  • NEWS: Film Club & Script Competition

    MENGI MENGI FILM CLUB is a bi-monthly gathering of film enthusiasts at the McMillan Eastlands Library. I serve as curator and host and the goal is to enjoy, dissect and learn from a wide selection of pan-African films. The public sessions will be held on the first and last Saturdays of October and November 2022. […]