By sscott

HBO Max has ordered Lupita Nyong’o and Danai Gurira’s adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s best selling book Americanah.

Variety reports that the 10-episode limited series will star Nyong’o with Gurira writing the pilot and tapped as the showrunner.

Americanah follows a beautiful, confident young woman, Ifemelu, raised in Nigeria, who falls in love with her classmate Obinze. She later heads for America, where she is forced to grapple with her identity and what it means to be Black. Meanwhile, Obinze, unable to join Ifemelu in America, follows a dangerous path in London.

Both Gurira and Nyong’o will serve as executive producers …read more

Source:: Essence

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