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Friday, 16 September 2011

Chinua Achebe Reject 50Cent's $1M Offer For "Things Fall Apart"

Achebe and 50 Cent
Things fall apart for US rapper 50cent as one of Africa's legendary novelists Chinua Achebe makes him change forthcoming film title to avoid conflict with 1958 novel.
The rapper's latest movie has been renamed ahead of its release, due to a conflict with Achebe's most famous work.
Things Fall Apart, published by Achebe in 1958, is Nigeria's most famous English-language novel. It has sold more than 8 million copies worldwide. Unfortunately, 50 Cent was not aware of this.
He spent much of 2010 shooting a film of the same name, the story of an American football player diagnosed with cancer. "It's a project that I wrote, produced and financed myself," he explained last year. Directed by Mario Van Peebles, it premiered at the Miami film festival in March and is expected to be released soon.
Unfortunately for 50, his film will not keep its original title. After being contacted by Achebe's legal team, 50 Cent allegedly offered $1m to hold on to the title; but Achebe, 80, took this as an insult.
"The novel with the said title was initially produced in 1958 (that is 17 years before 50 was born)," replied Achebe's lawyers. " It is listed as the most-read book in modern African literature, and won't be sold for even £1bn."
The film has now been renamed to “All Things Fall Apart.”

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