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RECLAIMING THE AFRICAN VALUE OF VIRGINITY: A REVIEW OF”THE NARROW PATH” A FILM BASED ON BAYO ADEBOWALE’S NOVEL

May 7, 2008

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Film
Sunday, April 20, 2008

The Narrow Path
Tunde Kelani’s film deals with an extremely touchy subject

Written by Laura Adibe Photography by NGEX website

What is admirable about Nollywood film is the ability by its filmmakers to put together films on moderate budgets with quick turnarounds. Kelani’s film, done on a moderate budget, pieces together a story with a very important message. The Narrow Path deals with such issues as rape, marriage, and innocence.

Tunde Kelani’s film in which he wrote, directed, produced and even partly shot has screened in numerous festivals such as the Women of Color Arts & Film Festival and the New York African Film Festival. The film, an adaptation of Bayo Adebowale’s novel, The Virgin and a sequel to The White Handkerchief follows protagonist, Awero (Sola Asedeko) , who must choose between three suitors who wish to have her hand in marriage. Her wedding night is transformed when she must cope with a shameful secret line that places her in an awkward position between shame and honor.

Tags: A FILM FROM A GREAT AFRICAN NOVEL”THE VIRGIN”BY BAYO AD


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