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Column | Jul 31, 2014 | 10:19 AMBetter than average historical fiction, "Half of a Yellow Sun" (now in a week's run at the Siskel Film Center) takes its cruelly hopeful title from the flag of Biafra depicting the upper half of a rising sun against bold stripes of red, black and green. Biafra was its own secessionist republic from 1967 to 1970, breaking away from the endlessly fracturing and reforming Nigerian government. Some 30,000 died in the civil war during those years, and against this swirl of political history novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie set her 2006 book, lately adapted and directed for the screen by Biyi Bandele.
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Lupita Nyong'o will star in and produce a movie version of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's romance novel "Americanah" with Brad Pitt's Plan B, D2 Productions and Potboiler Productions. The deal re-teams the Mexican-Kenyan actress -- who won an Oscar in her...