These 7 classical African novels should be adapted for film

Admittedly, many avid readers would rather not have their favorite novels turned into movies. The strong love-hate relationship between readers and directors who announce a book selected for movie- adaptation is an interesting roller coaster.

First, there is the fear of having your heart broken when the movie scripts and cast don’t quite fit. Then there is the rebound stage of reading the book one last time before the magic of it is ruined. Finally, there is the denial stage where you secretly follow the adaptation process and have probably already purchased front roll seat tickets to see it.

Adapting movies into books provide a refreshing perspective on how characters, decisions and situations that affect people’s lives are interpreted by directors, actors and viewers….

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