I am a little bit disheartened by the 1st review i have read about the film Half of A Yellow Sun, directed by Nigerian, Biyi Bandele and novel written by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. 1stly. I read this book earlier this year, i can easily say it is one of my favourites- my imagination placed me in Nigeria, with Nigerians, i imagined the sights, the sounds, the dialect, the smells, the colours, the feeling. 2ndly, i am sad that, as mentioned in the below article in This Is Africa, a site i like and trust, this movie about Nigeria was not made for Nigerians. Damn it, man!
Ok, so i am yet to see the movie, however, it has happened many times that African stories are turned into films and told by people who are not Africans. So much is lost, i do not need to try articulate it- my fellow Africans know what i am on about. Bandele, were there no good actors to cast in Nigeria?