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David Oyelowo to Star Alongside Lupita Nyong’o in ‘Americanah’

Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o and recent Golden Globe nominee David Oyelowo have been cast in the film version of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novel, Americanah. The casting, reported by Variety, is another step forward for the cinematic adaptation of Adichie’s celebrated book, which the New York Times Book Review deemed ...

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THIS THING ABOUT ACCENTS

This thing about foreign accents on our lips… It just will not go away. Actually, I won’t let it go away, because every day I hear a new one, either in its pure form or in combination with another. Everybody wants to board this train – the upwardly-mobile kids from ...

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Writerly Thinz: Words Of The Day

This is sort of a re-post. The following are snippets of Chimamanda Adichie’s words from the Stylist Magazine session, where she confirmed that Lupita Nyong’o had purchased film rights to her novel, Americanah. And they are quotes I supposed would be useful to one or two writers. Yes, yes, I ...

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Lupita Nyong’o To Reteam With Brad Pitt For Americanah Movie

Actress Lupita Nyong’o is set to reteam with her 12 Years A Slave co-star and producer Brad Pitt on a big screen adaptation of the critically-acclaimed romance novel Americanah. Pitt has acquired the film rights to bestselling author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s book, which centres upon a love story between two ...

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Lupita Nyong’o Obtains Film Rights For Chimamanda Adichie’s Americanah

First Chimamanda Adichie hinted at a collaboration with actress Lupita Nyong’o, saying Lupita read Americanah, loved it and “will be making an announcement soon” (Read HERE). Now it has been confirmed. The Academy Award winning star optioned and got the film rights to Adichie’s latest novel – Americanah. Yesterday at ...

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‘All Literature Is About Love.’ Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie On Gender, Race And Love

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie‘s schedule is probably more full than most filling stations in the metropolitan city of Lagos because of the scarcity of fuel. The Nigerian author has been promoting her third novel, Americanah, all month long and will kick off her Half Of A Yellow Sun promo tour soon. ...

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‘I wrote it because I was angry.’ Chimamanda Adichie Speaks On ‘Unjust’ Anti-Gay Laws, Fashion & Feminism

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is hot right now. The acclaimed author, who is currently promoting her third novel, Americanah, has scored many topnotch interviews, most recently with Michel Martin of NPR News. And with the promotion of the movie adaptation of her second novel, Half of a Yellow Sun, to kick ...

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Half Of A Yellow Sun to hit cinemas / Possible Collabo between Chimamanda and Lupita

Biyi Bandele’s Half Of A Yellow Sun – a film adaptation of celebrated author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Orange Prize-winning novel of the same name – will open in UK theaters on April 11, while the rest of the world waits in anticipation to see it. For USA audiences, Monterey Media ...

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Chimamanda Adichie Wins US National Critics Book Prize for “Americanah”

Critically acclaimed author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is clearly on a winning streak, as she promotes her new book, Americanah. She has just won the US National Critics Book Prize for the novel, which was last year named one of The New York Times’ best books of 2013. The National Critics ...

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Opinion: Chimamanda Adichie – Beyoncé’s Favourite Novelist? Or Great Novelist…Period!

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has shown up on ELLE twice in the space of a week. Most recently, on an article about the blurred lines between smart women and fashion, and before that and the crux of this piece, an interview of her on her work and the big sell, on ...

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