Principal photography has begun for the much-discussed (on S&A anyway) film adaptation of celebrated author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Orange Prize-winning novel, Half Of A Yellow Sun, in Nigeria
We already know that Thandie Newton, John Boyega, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dominic Cooper, and Genevieve Nnaji make up the film’s cast; but I only just learned that Anika Noni Rose and Game Of Thrones’s Joseph Mawle are also in the film, which is playwright Biyi Bandele’s feature film directorial debut.
“I recently spoke at a university where a student told me it was such a shame that Nigerian men were physical abusers like the father character in my novel. I told him that I had recently read a novel called American Psycho,and that it was a shame that young Americans were serial murderers.”
― Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
She’s definitely one of my favorite young(er) writers. I read anything by her that I can get my hands on. [Fiction Q. & A.: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie : The New Yorker]