An evening of conversation with Nigerian celebrity author, Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie, who revealed to her audience, said that it’s wrong to use feminism as excuse to insult men. This is setting the record straight for those who misunderstood the brand of feminism Ngozie Adichie is advocating.
The evening took an interesting turn when Mrs Ngozie Adichie talked about the commercialism of African bride price, social injustice on women, suppressed men’s emotions and so many other thing that spilled the evening in a roller coaster.
The author of Americanah, Chimamanda Ngozie Adiuchie, who is back in Nigeria for couple of days now for the “An Evening of Conversations With Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie” hiosted by @workstationnigeria and@narrativelscapewas honorably received at the venue in Victoria Island, where she revealed that her best selling book, Americanah, will be adapted into a series, not a movie as many predicted. According to Mrs Adichie, Danai Gurira is writing the script for the Americanah series which will also star popular Hollywood actress, Lupita Nyong’o as part of its cast.
The highlights of the evening was when Ms Ngozie Adichie’s talks on bride price and its commercialization in the African culture. She also told her audience that were present that it is wrong to use feminism as an excuse to insult a man.
For those who haven’t read her book, Americanah, a love story that follows the lives of two young Nigerian immigrants, Ifemelu and Obzine, who went through of struggles and challenges while their eternal love story endures.
Speaking toThe Daily News, over three years ago, about adapting the book, Lupita Nyong’o said:
“It is such an honor to have the opportunity to bring Ms. Adichie’s brilliant book to the screen.Page after page I was struck by [the characters’] stories, whose experiences as African immigrants are so specific and also so imminently relatable.”
On other other hand, it should also be noted that Gurira and Nyong’o are long-time collaborators; Gurira—who’s also a celebrated playwright, beyond her abilities as a charismatic warrior in Marvel movies and onThe Walking Dead—wroteEclipsed, the play that scored Nyong’o her first Tony adaptation. The Oscar-winning actress has confirmed thatAmericanahwill be her next project. She’ll play female lead Ifemelu in the miniseries version, while Gurira has signed on to write.