Check out this year’s films from the African Diaspora at the Toronto International Film Festival. This year’s listings include films such as Half of a Yellow Sun and 12 Years a Slave. Half of a Yellow Slave is the directorial debut from celebrated playwright Biyi Bandele. It is an adaption of Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s […]
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As I sit to write this first blog entry as Interim Director, summer humidity has enveloped Toronto and I have just finished reading Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s new novel Americanah. From the author of Half of a Yellow Sun (2006) and Purple Hibiscus (2003), Americanah seems like the perfect Tubman summer reading. Like the Harriet Tubman […]
Posted in From the Desk of the Director. Tagged Americanah, Annie Bunting, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Gilder Lehrman Institute, Student Summer Programme, Tubman Institute.