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.
Watch the trailer here.