But black men are all dogs, who treat their women horribly.
White men, on the other hand, are sweet and affectionate lovers.
However, Chaka had a harder time getting his parents to wrap their heads’ around the idea.
Dani had actually met his mum when she was on her February holiday (“I could actually hear the tea and the banana bread go down my throat – that’s how nervous I was”), but it was only a short visit and the couple’s intentions weren’t clear then, even to themselves.
Other than that, the responses were overwhelmingly positive with a sprinkling of ambivalence.
Surprisingly, however, when asked how Kenyan culture saw the relationships, respondents were much more reserved.
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