Mukami is a young girl juggling school work and the ominous threat of dropping out of school because of retrogressive societal expectations in her small village in Tharaka-Nithi. In this eponymous coming-of-age story, our heroine is tenacious even in the face of hostility towards her education. A retired doctor comes to the rescue when she is close to the edge and introduces chess to her. Mukami uses her new found new skill to go after her dreams. This is an important movie of hope and resilience that the whole family should watch, particularly young girls. Watch this four-time award-winning film at a theater near you. Ger tickets from KenyaBuzz.

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Maureen Kasuku

Maureen is our resident cat lady and Beyoncé stan. She writes about spas, brunch and ballet recitals but has never been to any. Moonlights as a social justice activist in her spare time. She knows things and is obnoxiously opinionated on the internet but not in real life

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