The movie adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Half of a Yellow Sun has been completed in Nigeria.
The movie, directed by Biyi Bandele and produced by Andrea Calderwood, has not been without some controversy over the decision to cast Thandie Newton as the protagonist Olanna, an Igbo woman.
Shooting on the film adaptation of Half of A Yellow Sun, the acclaimed novel by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, has now wrapped up in Nigeria.
The eagerly awaited production, which stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Thandie Newton and AMAA-winner Genevieve Nnaji, was filmed in Calabar, Nigeria. AdichieÂ´s bestselling story is set during the Nigerian-Biafran war during the 1960s.
Filming ended on 23 June, just a few days before the start of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation Commission for Africa conference in Calabar, at which author Adichie was a special guest.
- Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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