Prolific Nigerian writer and pop culture enthusiast, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, will be having her bestselling book, Americanah, adapted for the screen by HBO’s Warner Media.
In the adaptation, popular Kenyan actress, Lupita Nyongo, will be playing the role of Ifemelu, the protagonist that the coming-of age and transatlantic Nigerian-American story revolves around.
According to the Warner Media’s press release, Americanah-adapted movie will be a 10-episode series and the screenplay was written by the enigmatic showrunner, Danai Gurira.
It is worthy to note that 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 is 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.
Oh well, we can’t wait to watch the series.