Beauty, Attraction And Identity Are Explored In Akosua Adoma Owusu's Latest Film

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'On Monday Last Week' explores what happens when a nanny gets close with an artist mother.

The work of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is being translated into film with On Monday of Last Week. The short story about a caretaker working with an interesting family dynamic, was turned into a film by Ghanaian producer Akosua Adoma Owusu.

“My previous films have been inspired by folk stories,” Owusu said in a statement to ESSENCE.

"So I was honored to adapt this compelling work of literature from a contemporary African writer and render it in my film style. Adichie’s short story is very much in line with themes I’ve explored in previous works – especially ideas of conventional beauty and identity.”

The lead character, Kamara (Chinasa Ogbuagu) takes a job as nanny to earn extra money while waiting for her green card. Despite being an intellectual with a master's degree, working in close contact with the wife (played by Karyn Parsons) makes her question perception and attraction.

Nominated for a African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) nomination, the film's music was originally composed by Les Nubians.

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Watch the trailer here

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