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'Children of Blood and Bone' Author Tomi Adeyemi Talks About Her YA Debut and Film Deal




- Nigerian-American author Tomi Adeyemi's debut Children of Blood and Bone draws from West African mythology, telling the story of the main character's restoration of magic to her kingdom
- She says that the success of Black Panther has made it easier to talk about her work for a quick pitch: "But for the adult crossover audience, I didn't have my easy, neat pitch. The closest thing I landed on was "African Game of Thrones," but it's like, I have a lot of problems with how things are handled in Game of Thrones, especially with people of colour and women [...] So now it's like, thank God [I can pitch it as] "Black Panther with magic." Whereas Black Panther is a sci-fi reimagining of Africa, Children of Blood and Bone is a fantasy reimagining."
- Adeyemi sold the rights to Children of Blood and Bone for around seven figures, which is very high for a YA debut
- She hopes that the film will have a black director but says that the script has to be completed first

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What fantasy books have you been reading lately, ONTD? Which series would you like to see get a film adapation?
Tags: #blackpanther, black celebrities, books / authors, film - fantasy
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