It took more than courage and wit. Only a rebel like Victor Robinson alias Kibogo dared walk the tight rope towards the ever elusive racial harmony. Thus the Mixer family was born. They were brothers of a kind, virtually twins by their behaviour, having shared the same lap, indeed the same breast, But one was white and the other one black. Would the bond between them see them through the racial barriers that threatened their very existence? Maybe. But at a price.
The Mixers by Mwangi Gicheru is a story of racial intrigues set in the so-called White Highlands during the 20 to 30 years preceding Kenya’s independence. It delves into the inner lives of the natives and settlers alike, laying bare their fears, prejudices, suspicions and hopes. Ultimately, the question arises: Is there an alternative to mixing?