Updated: February 25, 2021
Tomi Adeyemi is a 24-year-old Nigerian author of the globally recognized Fantasy Fiction novel, Children of Blood and Bone.
The success of Adeyemi’s novel earned her a 7-figure book deal with Macmillan children’s Publishing group in 2018.
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The novel is based around the journey of a young African girl, Zélie Adeola. Adeola goes on a journey to bring magic back to her community following the murder of her mother and other community members by the governing elite.
Dark skin and magic are despised in Adeola’s community. Adeyemi’s bestseller is based around the Yoruba people of Nigeria and their rich culture and traditions.
Following the huge success of her novel, Adeyemi landed a movie adaption deal with Fox 200.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the movie will be directed by Nigerian-American Hollywood director Rick Famuiwa.
Famuiwa is known for his popular work in movies such as Brown Sugar, The Wood and Most Recently Dope.
Adeyemi’s second novel, Children of Virtue and Vengeance is set to release June 4, 2019.,