– Ms Tomi Adeyemi, a Nigerian-American author, has finally released her critically-acclaimed novel, Children of Blood and Bone, which previously got her a Hollywood deal
– Hollywood studios, Fox 2000, purchased the film rights a year ago, even before the novel was released
– The characters’ conversations and habitats are hinged on those of the author’s indigenous Yoruba tribesmen
24-year-old Nigerian-American author, Tomi Adeyemi, has released her critically acclaimed novel, ‘Children of Blood and Bone’, which is a young-adult fantasy book, Premium Times reports.
The book was released on March 6; and the author had already landed a seven figure book-and-movie deal with Hollywood Fox studios for the work, a year ago.
NAIJ.com gathers that Fox 2000 was so impressed with Adeyemi’s writing style that they tagged the book as being as successful as franchises such as Twilight and Maze Runner, as they purchased the film rights even before the novel was released.
Ms Adeyemi was born in the US to a Nigerian medical doctor and hospice trader; and currently resides in San Diego.
She received a fellowship that allowed her to study West African mythology and culture in Salvador, Brazil, upon graduation from Harvard.
She created an epic tale of an oppressive world that a lot of black people can relate with, and has been referred to as the next J.K. Rowling.
Her characters’ conversations and habitats were hinged on those of her indigenous Yoruba tribesmen.
The excited author took to her Twitter handle to write: “The wait is over!!! Children of Blood and Bone finally out in the world.”
Recall that NAIJ.com previously reported that Tomi Adeyemi joined the league of amazing Nigerian writers who have shown that their books deserve a spot on the big screen, as her novel got signed by Fox 2000 for the first installment of a fantasy novel trilogy.
The novel is a Black Lives Matter-inspired fantasy which weaves-in African culture and characters and mixes it with magic to create an intriguing mythology.
It tells the story of a little girl called Zelie Adebola who watched the king’s guards hang her mother on a tree outside her home at the age of six; and her quest to end the senseless violence and oppression by the lighter-skinned royal class and also bring magic back to her people.
Success story of Nigerian woman who owns an Aso Oke business – on NAIJ.com TV: