From words to the movies

FOX STUDIOS BUYS VISUAL RIGHTS TO NIGERIAN TOMI ADEYEMI'S NOVEL, "CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE"

The unpublished book shows a brief synopsis: With magic, Zélie’s family could stand against the royal guard. Her people wouldn’t live in fear. Her mom wouldn’t have hanged from that tree. Ten years after the raid that killed her mother and took magic away forever, Zélie Adebola has one chance to bring magic back. To do so, she must stand against a society built on the dark underbelly of slavery and corruption. Danger lurks in this west-African inspired world, where lionnaires roam and beautiful villages built over oceans and forged in iron stand. But the biggest danger of all lies in the crown prince, who’s hell-bent on erasing magic for good.

Who is Tomi Adeyemi? The 23 Nigerian-American author is 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. 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. She offers expertise and free writing tips to aspiring authors on her website Tomiadeyemi.com. 

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If not for anything, this has broken built up stereotypes that there is only so far a black girl can go in this world and in my favourite words of Lupita Nyong'o- "No matter where you're from, your dreams are valid."