About the Film:
Olanna (Thandie Newton) and Kainene (Anika Noni Rose) are twins from a wealthy Nigerian family. Upon entering a privileged city life in newly-independent 1960s Nigeria, the two women make very different choices. Olanna shocks her family by going to live with her lover, the “revolutionary professor” Odenigbo (Chiwetel Ejiofor – “12 Years a Slave”). Kainene becomes a fiercely successful businesswoman and falls in love with an English writer. Romantic entanglements and familial betrayal almost eclipses politics for the girls, until they are caught up in the Nigerian civil war.