Njambi McGrath - Accidental Coconut

Matriarchy, Marriage, Sex and War

"Who knew racism could be so healthy for you?” Njambi McGrath

Originally from Kenya but living in London for the last decade, Njambi McGrath has become a familiar face on the circuit and at comedy festivals across the UK.

For many years, Njambi was an ‘accidental coconut’ - brown on the outside, but thinking like a white person on the inside. At school, rather than her own history, she learned about Churchill, Shakespeare and Napoleon - because nothing inspires a young girl living in rural Africa more than dead white men.

White people go to poor countries to find themselves - Njambi came to a rich country to lose herself.

In this series of 4 x 15 minute stand-up performances recorded in front of a live audience, Njambi takes us with her on a journey of self-discovery, as she explores how her own tribe functioned before the colonial hurricane wreaked havoc to the functionality of her tribe the Gĩkũyũ of Central Kenya.

Broadcasting on BBC Radio 4 in September 2021.