A few years ago I blogged about reading a book that restored my love for writing. That magical piece of literature was Half of A Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Seriosuly, that book gave me life, schooling me on some Nigerian history, and stirring up emotions inside of me that no book should ever do to a human. POWERFUL. I was beyond elated when I heard it was going to be a film, but honestly I forgot about it, because I hadn’t heard anything. Well, the blessed moment has come. Half of A Yellow Sun is set to hit theaters THIS week! Yes, the first showings will be in cinemas across Nigeria starting May 2, 2014.
The film is also scheduled to hit a few theaters in the U.S. Here’s the schedule. Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to locate a Chicago date If you guys find out, let me know ASAP. In the meantime, check out the official trailer:
Half of A Yellow Sun never opened in Nigeria and it’s a shame. To read why, click here.