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Where is Half of a Yellow Sun?

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I am of course referring to the movie adaptation of  Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie‘s lovely novel ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’.  I read this book many moons ago and have been waiting for the film adaptation to appear at the cinema (I already have my movie partner  -YBS that’s you!)

I just need the date, movie peeps! Having researched online, all I can find is ‘awaiting a UK release date’.  In the meantime, here’s a lil video about the movie.

 


I am sooo looking forward to the current batch of movies starring Black/British actors.   The films ’12Years a Slave’ and ‘Mandela’ are musts for me and The Butler, which I saw last month, was a phenomenal movie.  I am soooo proud of Idris, Chiwetel and David.

At this point, I have to mention a movie I saw on the plane this week called ‘Fruitvale Station’. This stars a wonderful actor named Michael B Jordan (no, not the sportsman!) who is absolutely brilliant. I am not sure if we will get a release date here in the UK but I really hope so. Everyone should watch this movie. Oh and I must also mention another movie I watched on the plane; ‘Parkland’ about the events after the assassination of  President John F Kennedy. Only a few days before, I visited the Sixth Floor Museum at Deeley Plaza, where the assassination took place and it was very eerie indeed. So, watching the film so soon after was helpful. It focused on people we have not heard much about over the years,  like the doctor who treated the president and what he went through on that day.

 

At this rate, I will have no time to write!!

Until next time,

 

Lola

 

Happy New 2014!!

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Day two of the New Year already!!

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I am bleary eyed and jet-lagged having just stepped  off a plane from Texas, but I wanted to say HAPPY NEW YEAR (again) to everyone!

I love this time of year (apart from the dodgy weather) as it’s a chance for renewal. To start afresh. Write a novel, learn to drive… whatever you want.  You can do anything!! (at least it feels like you can!)

I always feel so hopeful these first few days of the year… the trick is to still have that hope six months from now. Well, let’s all take one day at a time and start today. The road ahead might be  a bit bumpy but… actually let me hand over to Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington:

“Think of failure as a stepping stone to success. Clearly drive, IQ, and hard work are incredibly important. But ultimately what matters most is resilience–the ability to quickly rebound from failures, indeed to see failure as a stepping stone to success.”

Well put.

(PS : I hope you like the new look website!)

2014

 

 

Lola

MADIBA

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“Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.”  – Nelson Mandela

We can all learn a lot from this wonderful man.

Rest in Paradise, Madiba.