Ngugi wa Thiong’o’s ‘Mati­giri’ for film adap­ta­tion

Weekly Trust - - Weekend Bookshelf - Nathaniel Bi­van

Ngugi wa Thiong’o’s novel ‘Mati­gari’ is set to hit the big screen, Nol­ly­wood film­maker Kunle Afo­layan has re­vealed.

Afo­layan made this rev­e­la­tion on the side­lines of the African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) that took place in Ki­gali, Rwanda. He added that it’s go­ing to be a South AfricaKenya-Nige­ria pro­duc­tion.

‘Mati­gari’ caused quite a bit of con­tro­versy in Kenya lead­ing to then res­i­dent dic­ta­tor Daniel Arap Moi is­su­ing a warrant for the ar­rest of Mati­gari as he be­lieved it was an in­di­vid­ual try­ing to over­throw his gov­ern­ment. When it be­came ev­i­dent that it was a char­ac­ter in a book the ti­tle was con­fis­cated and banned from cir­cu­la­tion.

Afo­layan is the film­maker be­hind movies like ‘The Fig­urine’, ‘Oc­to­ber 1’, ‘The CEO’, and ‘Omugwo’.

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