The Nigerian author who is also a pop culture enthusiast, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, will be having her bestselling book, Americanah, adapted for the screen by HBO’s Warner Media. The popular Kenyan actress, Lupita Nyongo, will be playing the role of Ifemelu, the protagonist that the coming-off age and transatlantic Nigerian-American story revolves around.
It should be noted that Dania also wrote the plots for box office and very successful movies like Black Panther and Avengers: Endgame. Americanah is a postmodernist story that shows the struggle of fitting into a world that demands so much of us in all areas. In the book, Ifemelu leaves Nigerian and migrated to the US after the Nigerian education system failed her. Leaving the country was not so easy for her as she had to leave not just life and reinvent a new one, but also the love of her life, Obinze. That leaving would later come to hurt her and her teenage lover in many ways than one in the future.
HBO Max orders limited series 'Americanah' based on Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s best-selling novel of the same name. The 10-episode series will star @Lupita_Nyongo with the pilot written by showrunner @DanaiGurira: https://t.co/ncZXyTMvzT pic.twitter.com/deDrJtUzE4
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