“Rafiki,” a Kenyan tale of sapphic love

What good Kenyan girls also do
Samantha Mugatsia, Neville Misati and Nice Githinji
Directed by Wanuri Kahiu

“Rafiki,” which comes out on Friday, was directed by Wanuri Kahiu. The Nairobi-born director (b. 1980) has just one other feature-length film under her belt, “From a whisper.” She’s new on the scene, young(er) and taking risks. In “Rafiki” Kena (Samantha Mugatsia) and Ziki (Sheila Munyiva) eye each other from across the street, with a mixture of suspicion and attraction. The former is thin like ... more >