Feminism advocate, Chimamanda Adichie who is currently in Nigeria, has revealed that her best selling book ‘Americanah’ will be adapted into a series, not a movie.
According to the renowned author, Danai Gurira is writing the script for the series which will also feature Lupita Nyong’o as part of its cast. Some major highlight of the evening was Ms. Adichie’s talk on bride price and why she finds its commercialism disgusting.
Chimamanda Adichie also told those present that it is wrong to use feminism as an excuse to insult a man.
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For those who haven’t had the privilege of reading the book, ‘Americanah’ follows the story of two young Nigerian immigrants, Ifemelu and Obinze, who face a lifetime of struggle while their love story endures.
Speaking to The Daily News, over three years ago, about adapting the book, Nyong’o said:
“It is such an honor to have the opportunity to bring Ms. Adichie’s brilliant book to the screen.
Page after page I was struck by [the characters’] stories, whose experiences as African immigrants are so specific and also so imminently relatable.”
On other other hand, it should also be noted that Gurira and Nyong’o are long-time collaborators; Gurira—who’s also a celebrated playwright, beyond her abilities as a charismatic warrior in Marvel movies and on The Walking Dead—wrote Eclipsed, the play that scored Nyong’o her first Tony adaptation. The Oscar-winning actress has confirmed that Americanah will be her next project. She’ll play female lead Ifemelu in the miniseries version, while Gurira has signed on to write.