African Film Festival: Half of a Yellow Sun.




Hello Everyone, Happy Monday! 
We are hopefully passed our last March snowstorm and looking toward more Spring weather as we move toward warmer days and less and less colder days and nights. Opportunity happens when we least expect it.It is defined as a set of circumstances that makes it possible to do something.  It happens only when we open ourselves to new things and start pushing ourselves outside our comfort zone. For me it all happened when I decided that this year I will read more books, so I joined a book club and started reading, Wizard of the Crow is a phenomenal story by Kenyan Author Ngugi Wa Thiong'o. At first is was a challenge to even get started and then I did and I am grateful to have rediscovered my passion for reading, read more about the book here (Reading is Fashion too!) As a result of reading I was invited to attend New African Films Festival hosted by TransAfrica and we got to watch a special film screening of an Adaptation of the book, "Half of a Yellow Sun."  and got to meet author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie herself with a Q&A session and book signing. It was so exciting listening to here speak about the book and film. It inspired and motivated me to learn more about my own African heritage and culture and to work really hard at achieving the goals and passions I want to see in my lifetime. It was held at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center where a lot of other readers and fans their cheering along as we all experienced the film's important Nigerian story of a couple as they live through the struggles and trials of the Biafran War in the 1960s.  Overall it was a great experience and I can't wait to see what other adventures this reading journey has in store. 



I found my inspiration for my outfit of the day from the book, "Half of a Yellow Sun." I loved the yellow and orange colors and found pieces that coordinate with the general theme of the day and experience. The African Orange Tailored Top, skinny jeans, nude heels, gold jewelry and African Bracelets come together creating a simple chic way for translating the book cover into what I'm wearing. 

Outfit Details: Orange Top | Jeans: Madewell | Heels: ZARA (old) (similar) | Purse: Urban Expressions | African Bracelets (see here) | Gold Jewelry: gifted | 


 About Half of a Yellow Sun
With effortless grace, celebrated author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie illuminates a seminal moment in modern African history: Biafra's impassioned struggle to establish an independent republic in southeastern Nigeria during the late 1960s. We experience this tumultuous decade alongside five unforgettable characters: Ugwu, a thirteen-year-old houseboy who works for Odenigbo, a university professor full of revolutionary zeal; Olanna, the professor’s beautiful young mistress who has abandoned her life in Lagos for a dusty town and her lover’s charm; and Richard, a shy young Englishman infatuated with Olanna’s willful twin sister Kainene. Half of a Yellow Sun is a tremendously evocative novel of the promise, hope, and disappointment of the Biafran war.
- from Amazon.com 
About Americanah 
From the award-winning author of Half of a Yellow Sun, a dazzling new novel: a story of love and race centered around a young man and woman from Nigeria who face difficult choices and challenges in the countries they come to call home.


If you want to attend the New African Films Festival it continues through Thursday, March 20, 2014, for a list of the schedule please click here 

Thank you for Reading. Until Next time. 
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