This chapter examines close relationships between white and black Kenyans. It explores interracial sex, marriage, and integration in portraying a complicated social landscape that is only in part informed by Kenya's history of interracial relations and racism. The chapter describes the social geography of interracial distance, citing the more frequent instances of interracial marriage among expats and how this contrasts with those among the settlers. Many settler descendants interviewed for this study cleave to their cultural comfort zones, and this, in conjunction with their geographic choices, often amounts to self-segregation. Trying to capture the quality of segregated integration among white Kenyans, one respondent sums it up: “You mix, but you don't end up really mixing.”
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