A 24-year old Nigerian-American author, Tomi Adeyemi

A 24-year old Nigerian-American author, Tomi Adeyemi

Nigerian author, Tomi Adeyemi, gets Hollywood deal for new book


A 24-year old Nigerian-American author, Tomi Adeyemi, has released her book, titled ‘Children of Blood and Bone’, an acclaimed Young-Adult Fantasy book which has landed her a seven-figure book-and-movie deal with Hollywood Fox studios.

‘Children of Blood and Bone’ which was released on March 6th has been described as a “Black Lives Matter-inspired fantasy novel,”

Fox 2000, which purchased the film rights before the novel was released, was so impressed by the 24-year-old’s writing style that they tagged the project as being as successful as its other YA franchises, Twilight and Mae Runner.

Almost a year before it hit shelves, the novel was making headlines. In March 2017, it was reported that Adeyemi had earned a seven-figure book deal for her young-adult trilogy.

Ms Adeyemi, the daughter of a Nigerian medical doctor and hospice trader, was born in the U.S. and currently lives in San Diego.

She hinged her characters, their conversations and habitats on the rich culture and traditions of Yoruba culture in Nigeria.

The book follows the protagonist ‘Zelie’, who at six years old watched the king’s guards hang her mother on a tree outside her home. Further acts in the development of the novel is moving and engaging.


Editorial Chief, Nigerian Bureau

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