Half of A Yellow Sun is a very interesting movie. Most people watched and re-watched the movie. I am not surprised it is really informative and interesting. Here are the look of the cast of the movie after 7 years. If you have read the novel too that is double amusement, it is as lovely as the movie.
The actors looks then. Half Of A Yellow Sun is an incredible work of Chimamanda Adichie which was published in 2006. It tells the story of the Biafran war. How two twin (Olanna and Kainene) got separated and Kainene was not found till the novel.
It got Orange Prize for fiction. It was ranked by the Gurdian as 10th best book since 200. It was included in the New York Times "1000 most Notable Book of the Year. BBB News listed it on its list of the 100 most influential novels.
This is Odenigbo's living room. At award night.
The book was adapted as a movie, produced in 2013. Directed by US based playwright,Biyi Bamidele. It featured non-Nigerian Actors, Nigerian Actors in diaspora and Nigerian Actors. It received international recognition. It was premiered in 2014,has box office of #340 million. Shot in Nigeria and United States.
Odenigbo and Olanna with "baby"￼￼ during the war. Odenigbo and Olanna with"baby" on their wedding day.
The main characters in the movie include;
Chinwetel Ejiofor as Odenigbo. A lecturer and Olanna's lover.
Thandie Newton as Olanna. Chief Ozobia's daughter and Odenigbo's lover. She and odenigbo later married after the war and lived together for 50 years.
Anika Noni Rose as Kainene. Richard's lover and Olanna twin sister. Kainene is a wayward girl. She eventually got lost during the war.
Onyeka Onwenu as Odenigbo's mother . Mama died in the war when she refused to leave Abia.
Zack Orji as Chief Ozobia. A businessman
Tina Mba as Mrs Ozobia
John Boyega as Ugwu . Odenigbo's house boy and the writer. According to the novel and the movie, It was Ugwu,a village boy but was later enrolled in school by odenigbo,who gave the total account of the story. He became a writer.
Susan Wokoma as Amala . Mama's housemaid that had one night stand with odenigbo and resulted in pregnancy. She is "baby"￼￼ mother.
Genevieve Nnaji as Miss Lara Adebayo
Young Gloria as Aunt Ifeka
Joseph Mawle as Richard Churchill
Hakeem Kae Kazeem as captain Dutse
O. C Ukeje as Aniekwena. He is Odenigbo's cousin. He was living with Mama before Biafran war started.
Have you read this novel or seen the movie? What can you say about it?
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