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Le Blog sur les femmes africaines dans le cinéma est un espace pour l'échange d'informations concernant les réalisatrices, comédiennes, productrices, critiques et toutes professionnelles dans ce domaine. Ceci sert de forum public du Centre pour l'étude et la recherche des femmes africaines dans le cinémas.

06 June 2014

African global diasporan storytelling and cultural production by women: Lupita Nyong'o to produce 'Americanah' the adaptation of the novel by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Lupita Nyong’o is set to produce and star in the adaptation of the novel 'Americanah' by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

Kenyan-Mexican Lupita Nyong'o, producer, director and actor brings to the screen the acclaimed novel by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie of Nigeria. This production is a reflection of the evolving tendencies in transnational African cinemas and the emergence of African global diasporan storytelling and cultural production by women.

Lupita Nyong’o: 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 Ifemelu and Obinze’s stories, whose experiences as African immigrants are so specific and also so imminently relatable. It is a thrilling challenge to tell a truly international story so full of love, humor and heart.

Lupita Nyong'o's first work as director and producer In My Genes, is a documentary about the experiences of people with albinism in Kenya. Made in 2007, the film was her thesis project at Hampshire College in the USA where she received a B.A. in film.

Photo credit Lupita Nyong'o: Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike
Photo credit book: Elle

1 comment:

Diana Costa said...

Lupita Nyong'o is, without a doubt, a very beautiful talented woman. She brings proud to Nigeria and Mexico

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