And let us rejoice!
It looks as though Americanah is getting a movie adaptation! Yesterday, during a talk atbStylist Magazine‘s Stylist Book Club Inaugural Session, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie confirmed that Lupita Nyong’o has optioned the film rights for the movie!
I’ll give you a few minutes to let that sink in!
Bella Naija, posted the tweet from the book club which confirmed the information:
Lupita Nyong’o has optioned rights for the film version of Americanah, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie confirms #stylistbookclub
— Stylist Magazine (@StylistMagazine) May 29, 2014
If you haven’t read Americanah, run, don’t walk and read it this weekend!