Nigerian author celebrates lucrative deal

Young Nigerian author  Tomi Adeyemi  has been sharing some good news about her debut novel on Twitter.

The 23-year-old is behind the West African-set fantasy novel Children of Blood and Bone, which has received good reviews, Okay Africa reports .

The book has been described as “Avatar: The Last Airbendermeets Black Lives Matter” and there are plans to adapt it into a full-length film,  Shadow and Act  reports.

Reports say that the deal with Fox 2000 is a seven-figure deal.

Okay Africa reports that Adeyemi is a literary whiz. She’s a creative writing coach based in San Diego, California, and a graduate of Harvard University.

She’s also the recipient of a fellowship to study West African mythology and culture in Salvador, Brazil.

 

BBC

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