19 Jan 2019

Tomi Adeyemi: Seeing yourself in fantasy

From The Weekend, 10:05 am on 19 January 2019
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Photo: Tomi Adeyemi

Nigerian-American author Tomi Adeyemi's debut novel, Children of Blood and Bone, is the first in her young adult fantasy trilogy. It's tale infused with west African mythology, magic and power struggles, as well as racial tension and persecution that mirrors Tomi's anxiety around growing up black in the United States. The book is a New York Times bestseller, and a film adaptation is in the works. The second book in the Orïsha Legacy trilogy, Children of Virtue and Vengeance, is due for release on March the 5th.