Every now and then, a book comes to the forefront that forever changes our outlook towards cultural phenomenons and ushers in an ideology renaissance. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is finally getting an adaptation and the lead role of Ifemelu will be played by Lupita Nyong’o. This is like what the casting Gods ordered for!
The novel which is a bestseller fiction novel, first published in 2013, is written by Nigerian author Adichie. The story revolves around Ifemelu who is an immigrant student travelling to America to study. The novel traces Ifemelu’s life in both countries annotated by her personal relationships.
The story, the cultural importance, and now the casting are all hinting towards a series – slated for a 10 episode run- that will be widely applauded for its significance. We hope the makers can further the intense experience it is to witness Americanah.