“On The Come Up”: Wanuri Kahiu will be directing feature based on “The Hate U Give”

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The Kenyan film director-producer Wanuri Kahiu best known for her dramatic film ‘From A Whisper’ is all set for her new project that is ‘On The Come Up’.
‘On The Come Up’ is the second novel by Angie Thomas sharing the same universe with ‘The Hate U Give’.
Angie Thomas both the novels ‘On The Come Up ‘ and ‘The Hate U Give’ are massive hits among the readers, she writes on the sensitive issue and bring out the most important topics and reflect the real world status through her novels. In an interview, she confessed that her goal is to throw the light on reality and to break all types of stereotypes.
‘The Hate U Give’ is the first novel of Angie Thomas’s author’s career. It was published on 28th February 2017 by Balzer+ Brey publications. It was a best seller and topped the New York Times best selling adult novel’s list and maintained the position for 50 weeks. It centralizes the struggles faced by black people through violence, language and many more. Shortly the novel adapted into a movie in October 2018 by fox 2000.

‘On The Come Up’ is the second novel by Angie Thomas with Publisher Balzer + Bray and with the same concept but in a fresh style. In the novel, a 16-year-old girl Bri wants to become the world’s best rapper. Her father was also a hip-hop legend but died soon after a big hit. With the harsh circumstances in her life when her mother also loses her job, she put out all her emotional outrage in a song and shared it in social media. The video went viral and also landed in some controversies. How she will make out of it? How she will fulfil her dream of becoming a hip-hop legend like her father? How she will combat her financial, social and emotional problems. The novel has gained decent ratings of 4.3/5 on Goodreads and 4.5/5 on Bookgeeks.

Initially the director of ‘The Hate U Give’ George Tillman Jr. was to direct the adaptation of ‘On The Come Up’ but now it is official news that Wanuri Kahiu will direct the film.
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