Half of a yellow sun

We all read books then watch its movie version and complain bitterly that the director never did justice the jewel we all read. It’s not often that we get to see books by our fellow Africans in the cinematic form so this post will please some of us.

The movie trailer for Half of a yellow sun a book by Nigerian writer Chimamanda Adichie which won the author the Orange Prize in 2007 has just been released by the company that has produced the movie. The movie stars Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years A Slave, Children of Men) as Odenigbo and Thandie Newton (Crash, The Pursuit of Happyness) as Olanna which are the main roles if you can remember.

For those who haven’t yet read this awesome it is about the tumultuous times in the 1960s when some people in Nigeria decided that they would secede and form their own republic called Biafra.

You can now also get to complain bitterly about the portrayal by director Biyi Bandele of the characters we all loved with a passion in the awesome book.

You can watch the trailer below for yourself.

Half of a yellow Sun