Page-to-screen possibilities for Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's 'Americanah' (Starring Lupita Nyong'o and David Oyelowo)

A hair-braiding salon can be a fascinating place. Between itchy scalps and painful braids, there are stories of migration, connection, and division amongst its braiders and patrons.

In her third novel, "Americanah," renowned author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie brings this setting to life, using it as connective tissue for a highly engrossing diasporic story of a young, self-assured Nigerian woman named Ifemelu who emigrates to the United States from Nigeria to complete her college education, only to discover what it means to be “black” in America, what it means to be a black immigrant in America, and how these worlds collide and merge in everyday life.

Read more: Page to Screen Possibilities for Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie | Shadow and Act.

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