Half of a Yellow Sun

Take a peek at this trailer for Half of a Yellow Sun, a movie adaption of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie‘s best-selling novel. Chiwetel Ejiofor stars in the film alongside Thandie Newton, Genevieve Nnaji and Anika Noni Rose. Shadow and Act offers a description of the film:

“Olanna (Newton) and Kainene (Rose) are glamorous twins from a wealthy Nigerian family. Returning to a privileged city life in newly independent 1960s Nigeria after their expensive English education, the two women make very different choices. Olanna shocks her family by going to live with her lover, the “revolutionary professor” Odenigbo (Ejiofor) and his devoted houseboy Ugwu (Boyega) in the dusty university town of Nsukka; Kainene turns out to be a fiercely successful businesswoman when she takes over the family interests, and surprises herself when she falls in love with Richard (Mawle) an English writer. Preoccupied by their romantic entanglements, and a betrayal between the sisters, the events of their life loom larger than politics.”

The film will premiere in September at the Toronto Film Festival.

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  • AD

    Tyler Perry who? lol. African or African American, it’s good to see a story with substance told. As a writer movies like this give me hope that black stories, good black stories can be made into movies. :)

    • Just saying

      More people just need to produce and direct GREAT books written by GREAT authors.

  • I literally screamed in class when I saw this post. I haven’t even watched the trailer but I’m already putting this movie on my radar. I loved the book and hopefully this movie will be half as good.

  • joyful1

    I looove this book! I can’t wait!!

  • missambitious26

    Omg! I literally just finished the book two days ago and I loved it. Cant wait to see the film! Does any one know where we can watch or stream independent films?