Nalo Hopkinson’s first novel, Brown Girl in the Ring (first published in 1998) is the basis for a new film called Brown Girl Begins, which is directed by Sharon Lewis and premiered in September 2017 at the Urbanworld Film Festival in New York. The film will soon be available on DVD. In a recent interview with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Hopkinson says of the novel, “It is technically my weakest, but it’s the one people grab onto. It’s the one they remember.”
See Hopkinson on Brown Girl and Afro-futurism here.
See Sharon Lewis discuss Brown Girl Begins here (with a trailer for the film linked at the end of the interview).