Neither Lupita or Danai are waiting for someone to give them work...they are making their own and telling their stories....
Posted @withregram • @blackfilm_com HBO Max Greenlights Series Order For #Americanah - Based On @chimamanda_adichie Novel With @lupitanyongo Starring & @danaigurira Writing & Serving As Showrunner.
Americanah tells the epic story of Ifemelu (Nyong’o), a young, beautiful, self-assured woman raised in Nigeria, who as a teenager falls in love with her classmate Obinze. Living in a military-ruled country, they each depart for the west, with Ifemelu heading for America, where, despite her academic success, she is forced to grapple for the first time with what it means to be black. Quiet, thoughtful Obinze had hoped to join her, but with post-9/11 America closed to him, he instead plunges into a dangerous undocumented life in London
A highly lauded tale that has become a leader in the cultural conversation, Americanah is an incredible exploration of the human experience that crosses three continents to give an empathetic, compelling view of the complex realities of race, politics, immigration and identity.
April Yvette Thompson