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Tomi Adeyemi Gets Hollywood Deal For New Book (kwenu) by kayfra: 3:52pm On Mar 19, 2018
Tomi Adeyemi, a Nigerian-American author, has released her critically acclaimed Young-Adult Fantasy book, titled ‘Children of Blood and Bone.’


Adeyemi, who released the novel on March 6, landed a seven figure book-and-movie deal with Hollywood Fox studios for `Children of Blood and Bone,’ her first novel, also described as a “Black Lives Matter-inspired fantasy novel,” a year ago.

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 Maze 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.

Adeyemi, who has been referred to as the next J.K. Rowling (writer of the successful Harry Potter series), created an epic tale of an oppressive world that a lot of black people can relate with.


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

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.

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She never forgot it. In the beginning, every Orïshan was a magi: born with dark skin, stark white hair and the blessing of the god’s magic once they reached adulthood.


Yet over time, their population dwindled and they became Orïsha’s minority. Magic became a thing to loathe, dark skin transformed into a thing to hate.

Ten years after the raid that killed her mother and took away magic forever, Zélie Adebola has one chance to bring magic back.

Fox Studios noted that it was so impressed with the 24-year-old’s writing that it decided to obtain the film rights before the novel was even released.


The film company hopes it will be as successful as its other young adult franchises ‘Twilight’ and ‘Maze Runner’.

Adeyemi who is based in San Diego, California, is also a creative writing coach.

An elated Adeyemi took to her twitter handle @tomi_adeyemi to write: “The wait is over!!! Children of Blood and Bone finally out in the world.

After graduating from Harvard University with an honors degree in English literature, she received a fellowship that allowed her to study West African mythology and culture in Salvador, Brazil.


When she’s not working on her novels or watching Scandal, she can be found blogging and teaching creative writing to her 3,500 subscribers at tomiadeyemi.com.

Her website has been named one of the 101 best websites for writers by Writer’s Digest.


https://www.premiumtimesng.com/entertainment/artsbooks/262264-24-year-old-nigerian-author-gets-hollywood-deal-for-new-book.htm

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Re: Tomi Adeyemi Gets Hollywood Deal For New Book (kwenu) by TRADELYN: 3:54pm On Mar 19, 2018
This is good. tongue
Re: Tomi Adeyemi Gets Hollywood Deal For New Book (kwenu) by Jackossky(m): 11:06pm On Mar 19, 2018
Like peak, it's in her. More heights to attain.

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Re: Tomi Adeyemi Gets Hollywood Deal For New Book (kwenu) by MANNABBQGRILLS: 7:01am On Mar 22, 2018
Good way to go...... Thumbs up!

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Re: Tomi Adeyemi Gets Hollywood Deal For New Book (kwenu) by DoTheNeedful: 7:02am On Mar 22, 2018
Some people will rush into the thread just to check the name and ................... grin, but would be disappointed.

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Re: Tomi Adeyemi Gets Hollywood Deal For New Book (kwenu) by Kizyte(m): 7:03am On Mar 22, 2018
Nice!
Re: Tomi Adeyemi Gets Hollywood Deal For New Book (kwenu) by Nobody: 7:03am On Mar 22, 2018
Brown roof making us proud since 1822..
Quote me and get rashes o+Warps on ur balls.
Argue wt ur fone,to early for poo tho...

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Re: Tomi Adeyemi Gets Hollywood Deal For New Book (kwenu) by Spatta: 7:04am On Mar 22, 2018
Why the "Kwenu" in bracket? Is the new book titled Kwenu

Nice one Tomi Adeyemi.

They succeed without making noise and adding showmanship like......

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Re: Tomi Adeyemi Gets Hollywood Deal For New Book (kwenu) by TheGoodJoe(m): 7:05am On Mar 22, 2018
Respect girl. You got yourself a fan. Wish you the best. Waiting patiently for the movie triology.

The movie is going to be huge. I can feel it.

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Re: Tomi Adeyemi Gets Hollywood Deal For New Book (kwenu) by Pavore9: 7:07am On Mar 22, 2018
Hard and smart work paying off.
Re: Tomi Adeyemi Gets Hollywood Deal For New Book (kwenu) by flyca: 7:07am On Mar 22, 2018
She is not a product of this failed country. She is not Nigerian! Stop famzing her!

Kudos girl, your parents are wise! kiss

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Re: Tomi Adeyemi Gets Hollywood Deal For New Book (kwenu) by hollywater: 7:08am On Mar 22, 2018
Afonjas how come?

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Re: Tomi Adeyemi Gets Hollywood Deal For New Book (kwenu) by resurgentxtian4: 7:12am On Mar 22, 2018
hollywater:
Afonjas how come?

undecided undecided
Re: Tomi Adeyemi Gets Hollywood Deal For New Book (kwenu) by Decryptor(m): 7:15am On Mar 22, 2018
kayfra:
Tomi Adeyemi, a Nigerian-American author, has released her critically acclaimed Young-Adult Fantasy book, titled ‘Children of Blood and Bone.’


Adeyemi, who released the novel on March 6, landed a seven figure book-and-movie deal with Hollywood Fox studios for `Children of Blood and Bone,’ her first novel, also described as a “Black Lives Matter-inspired fantasy novel,” a year ago.

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 Maze 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.

Adeyemi, who has been referred to as the next J.K. Rowling (writer of the successful Harry Potter series), created an epic tale of an oppressive world that a lot of black people can relate with.


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

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.

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She never forgot it. In the beginning, every Orïshan was a magi: born with dark skin, stark white hair and the blessing of the god’s magic once they reached adulthood.


Yet over time, their population dwindled and they became Orïsha’s minority. Magic became a thing to loathe, dark skin transformed into a thing to hate.

Ten years after the raid that killed her mother and took away magic forever, Zélie Adebola has one chance to bring magic back.

Fox Studios noted that it was so impressed with the 24-year-old’s writing that it decided to obtain the film rights before the novel was even released.


The film company hopes it will be as successful as its other young adult franchises ‘Twilight’ and ‘Maze Runner’.

Adeyemi who is based in San Diego, California, is also a creative writing coach.

An elated Adeyemi took to her twitter handle @tomi_adeyemi to write: “The wait is over!!! Children of Blood and Bone finally out in the world.

After graduating from Harvard University with an honors degree in English literature, she received a fellowship that allowed her to study West African mythology and culture in Salvador, Brazil.


When she’s not working on her novels or watching Scandal, she can be found blogging and teaching creative writing to her 3,500 subscribers at tomiadeyemi.com.

Her website has been named one of the 101 best websites for writers by Writer’s Digest.


https://www.premiumtimesng.com/entertainment/artsbooks/262264-24-year-old-nigerian-author-gets-hollywood-deal-for-new-book.htm


See what copy copy and pastee pastee can do? SMH!!

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Re: Tomi Adeyemi Gets Hollywood Deal For New Book (kwenu) by Decryptor(m): 7:17am On Mar 22, 2018
cutefergiee:
Brown roof making us proud since 1822..
Quote me and get rashes o+Warps on ur balls.
Argue wt ur fone,to early for poo tho...

And she just couldn't do without adding "Kwenu" an igbo phrase in it?
Re: Tomi Adeyemi Gets Hollywood Deal For New Book (kwenu) by marttol: 7:17am On Mar 22, 2018
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Re: Tomi Adeyemi Gets Hollywood Deal For New Book (kwenu) by Spatta: 7:18am On Mar 22, 2018
Decryptor:


See what copy copy and pastee pastee can do? SMH!!

Intelligent reader. It is obvious you were an ardent reader
See every one ignoring the errors and making comments

Nairaland will delete it soon

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Re: Tomi Adeyemi Gets Hollywood Deal For New Book (kwenu) by Ayospanish(m): 7:22am On Mar 22, 2018
Martins93:
it's a scam Pls am once a victim
Re: Tomi Adeyemi Gets Hollywood Deal For New Book (kwenu) by oyetunder(m): 7:27am On Mar 22, 2018
Good...Not all Nigerians are Internet demons please.
Re: Tomi Adeyemi Gets Hollywood Deal For New Book (kwenu) by papaejima1: 7:58am On Mar 22, 2018
At 24 her mates in Nigeria are struggling with photocopied text books, handouts and lecherous lecturers.

I love this and wish her all the best.

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Re: Tomi Adeyemi Gets Hollywood Deal For New Book (kwenu) by cyberdurable(m): 8:00am On Mar 22, 2018
angry
At 24 ooo....and Sarrki an old foolish man decided to be an internet Troll and A zone B
Re: Tomi Adeyemi Gets Hollywood Deal For New Book (kwenu) by obatoro: 8:09am On Mar 22, 2018
Op did not even bother to read before copying and pasting, even the mods too hurriedly pushed it to the front without reading through .
I was wondering, of what relevance is foursquare church to the article.
Re: Tomi Adeyemi Gets Hollywood Deal For New Book (kwenu) by Nobody: 8:09am On Mar 22, 2018
Something for the black folks

It will sell like black panther

More avenue for the white man to make money off us...

Kudos girl! You just inspired someone

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Re: Tomi Adeyemi Gets Hollywood Deal For New Book (kwenu) by intruxive(m): 8:13am On Mar 22, 2018
Omo odua, kari go..... no chest beating needed. kiss

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Re: Tomi Adeyemi Gets Hollywood Deal For New Book (kwenu) by Orpe7(m): 8:45am On Mar 22, 2018
Decryptor:


See what copy copy and pastee pastee can do? SMH!!

Just to copy and paste is hard for some people. Na that kain person go copy ur name inside exam hall >: : grin
Re: Tomi Adeyemi Gets Hollywood Deal For New Book (kwenu) by OneCorner: 8:47am On Mar 22, 2018
Decryptor:


And she just couldn't do without adding "Kwenu" an igbo phrase in it?
cuz she's not a dumb tribalist...
she can even use sudan phrase

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Re: Tomi Adeyemi Gets Hollywood Deal For New Book (kwenu) by Salmoneus(m): 9:18am On Mar 22, 2018
The tribalism that exits in Nigeria is disgusting... lipsrsealed lipsrsealed

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