Rebecca Walker got a pretty good endorsement for her first published piece of fiction, “Adé: A Love Story.”
Madonna has announced plans to adapt the novella into a feature film. She’ll serve as director, while the project will be produced by Bruce Cohen, who shared a Best Picture Oscar for “American Beauty” and more recently worked on the Harvey Milk biopic “Milk.”
The novella is about a young American college student whose plans to marry a Swahili man in Kenya fall apart when the region is engulfed in civil war.
Up until now, Walker has primarily been known for her non-fiction, including a New York Times best-selling memoir about growing up as Alice Walker’s daughter called, “Black, White and Jewish: Autobiography of a Shifting Self.” She’s also written a memoir about motherhood called “Baby Love: Choosing Motherhood After a Lifetime of Ambivalence” and edited a collection of essays called “Black Cool.”