One Of Chimamanda’s Short Stories Is Being Adapted Into A Film And We’re So Here For It!


June 15, 2016
Some of the best movies ever made are the ones that were adapted from novels.

And because Chimamanda’s greatness must never be overlooked, her award-winning novel, Half Of A Yellow Sun, was made into a film produced by Biyi Bandele.

And in seriously awesome news, Chimamanda has signed the film adaptation rights of a short story from her award-winning collection, The Thing Around Your Neck, to Ghanaian director, Adoma Akosua Owusu.

The short story, On Monday Of Last Week, reveals the experience of a Nigerian immigrant, Kamara, and her interest in the mother of the boy she babysits.

Scheduled to play Kamara’s role is Chinasa Ogbuagu, who recently featured in Off-Broadway Nigerian-themed play, Sojourners.

Akosua Owusu who fell in love with the story because it addresses issues like race, self-awareness and liberalism has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the project.

We’re so excited and can’t wait to see how great this movie will turn out!

To help towards making the production of this film possible, check out the Kickstarter campaign video here.

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