Biyi Bandele Translates Half Of A Yellow Sun Into An Emotional Drama

Nigerian-born British playwright Biyi Bandele has translated Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s powerful prize-winning novel, ‘Half Of A Yellow Sun’ into an emotional drama that gives voice … Continue reading Biyi Bandele Translates Half Of A Yellow Sun Into An Emotional Drama


half of a yellow sunNigerian-born British playwright Biyi Bandele has translated Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s powerful prize-winning novel, ‘Half Of A Yellow Sun’ into an emotional drama that gives voice to personal stories of the indignities and atrocities suffered during the Nigerian Civil War.

Based on a best-selling novel by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the film is set between 1960 and 1970, the years of Nigeria’s independence from Britain, early democracy and collapse into civil war.

Its protagonists, including Newton’s Olanna and Chiwetel Ejiofor’s academic, Odenigbo, start the film as members of the country’s economic and intellectual elite but end it in tatters.

The film was screened to critics in Lagos to herald its anticipated entry to the big screens.