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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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‘Why Can’t Nigerians Watch The Country’s Biggest Movie?’ – HOAYS Director Biyi Bandele

Half of a Yellow Sun, a movie adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie‘s bestselling novel is arguably Nigeria’s biggest production yet. It stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Thandie Newton, Genevieve Nnaji, Anika Noni Rose, Onyeka Onwenu and Zack Orji among others. Unfortunately, the Nigerian Film and Video Censors Board has halted the public ...

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Chimamanda Adichie And Wole Soyinka are “Africa’s Greatest Innovators in Arts & Sciences”

Go Nigeria! Nigerian author and self-proclaimed feminist, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and writer, poet and playwright, Wole Soyinka have been named two of Africa’s Greatest Innovators in Arts and Sciences. National Geographic asked Professor Henry Louis “Skip” Gates, Jr., the director of the W. E. B. Du Bois Research Institute at ...

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‘The President I Want.’ – Chimamanda Adichie

Award winning author Chimamanda Adichie writes on the kind of President she wants. Read below. ‘Some of my relatives lived for decades in the North, in Kano and Bornu. They spoke fluent Hausa. (One relative taught me, at the age of eight, to count in Hausa.) They made planned visits ...

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‘We Cannot Hide From Our History.’ Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Slams Delay of HOAYS

I have been wondering if Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie will have anything to say about the delay of the Half Of A Yellow Sun movie in Nigerian cinemas. The movie, which is an adaptation of the Nigerian author’s second novel, has become a worldwide phenomenon. And now, Chimamanda has shared her ...

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Farafina Workshop 2014 Call For Submissions

Farafina Trust will be holding a creative writing workshop in Lagos, organized by award-winning writer and creative director of Farafina Trust, Chimamanda Adichie, from August 5 to August 15 2014. The workshop is sponsored by Nigerian Breweries Plc. Guest writers who will co-teach the workshop alongside Adichie are the Caine ...

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‘Beyoncé is helping the talk about feminism.’ – Chimamanda Adichie

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie thinks more women are talking about feminism because of Beyoncé. The novelist, whose TED talk about women being expected to aspire to marriage, was sampled on Beyoncé’s track ‘Flawless’, thinks the ‘XO’ hitmaker is inspiring. She told The Times newspaper: ”Because of Beyoncé, many young women are ...

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‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ Reportedly Had A $10 Million Budget

The movie adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie‘s bestselling novel, Half Of A Yellow Sun, cost the production team a lot of Benjamins. The movie, which is set to premiere in Nigeria on Saturday 12th April, stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Thandie Newton, Genevieve Nnaji, O.C. Ukeje, Onyeka Onwenu, John Boyega, Anika Noni ...

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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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