Half of a Yellow Sun premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival

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This is the trailer for the movie that I just cannot wait to see this year I absolutely loved the book, Half of a Yellow Sun, and I cannot wait to watch the film when it is officially released worldwide. Yesterday, I told my friend Elvina about the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) premiere of […]

This is the trailer for the movie that I just cannot wait to see this year

I absolutely loved the book, Half of a Yellow Sun, and I cannot wait to watch the film when it is officially released worldwide. Yesterday, I told my friend Elvina about the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) premiere of the film and her immediate response was “we’ve all got to go and watch it, and afterwards discuss it over dinner”. Yep, that’s how much we’re looking forward to watching the movie. Social activities are going to be planned in advance around the release date. Silverbird, Ghana, please make sure it comes out here as soon as possible.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie attending TIFF
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie attending TIFF

I’m a big fan of Chimamanda for several reasons including the fact that she wears her politics boldly,  has helped explain African feminism to a new generation of African women all around the world and every year for the past 7 or so years has led a creative writing workshop to nurture African writers. As a beneficiary of the Farafina Creative Trust I recognise how important this space is for writers seeking to find their voice, and a community of fellow writers.

Congratulations Chimamanda, Biyi Bandele, and all who worked on Half of a Yellow Sun on the premiere. I can’t wait to watch the film here in Ghana.

Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah

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