Monday, August 24, 2009

D9's Racefail Hits Keep Clocking

Nigerian author, Nendi Okorafor Mbachu, of Zahrah the Windseeker fame, comments on District9.

“The Nigerians”, that’s how they were described in the film, as if the mere title is enough to explain their savagery and baseness. My sisters and I are Nigerians and as Nigerians, this aspect of the film was AGONY to watch...

Our reactions were not just because we were Nigerian women with long dreadlocks. I mean, she might as well have had a bone through her nose and been muttering “unga munga”. She was just… alllll wrong. One great big very old stereotype.