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Why I Fell In Love With Chimamanda’s ‘Americanah’ – Lupita Nyong’o



 

Kenyan Oscar-winning actress, Lupita Nyong’o says she’s in love with author, Chimamanda Adichie’s novel, ‘Americanah’.

Nyong’o who is about to play a serious position within the display adaptation of the novel defined that she fell in love with the e-book due to Chimamanda’s distinctive capability to carry the characters to life.

“I was awestruck by her ability to capture such exquisite character in a way that made me laugh but also made me feel seen,” the actress mentioned on Saturday, whereas addressing an viewers in Lagos, Nigeria.

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Based on her, she had learn different books by the author – Half of a Yellow Solar and Purple Hibiscus and “both of them were incredible”.

This fueled her anticipation for the subsequent e-book Americanah, which she pre-ordered lengthy earlier than its launch in April 2013.

“I remember finishing the book and falling madly in love with Obinze… at this point, he’s like the standard man that I’m still looking for, but I just felt like this is a character that I would love to embody on screen because what I do is act and her characters were just so actable”.

Talking additional, Nyong’o famous that one of many issues she feels privileged to do is to carry specificity to the African story.

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For her, the imprecise and generalised representations of Africa is a development she hopes to see much less of and that’s one of many causes she’s excited to be among the many solid of Americanah, as it’s anticipated to be set in Nigeria.

“So, I’m here (in Lagos) to immerse myself and learn as much as I can in order to do the story justice,” she added.

The Black Panther actress mentioned she “appreciates the warm welcome” up to now within the nation, amongst different issues.

She was additionally excited to share a few of the Igbo Language and Pidgin she had picked up in the middle of her transient keep.

“Daalu o” (that means thanks) .. she mentioned, expressing her gratitude because the viewers cheered her on.

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