I love her comment and I really hope to be the one
Tomi Adeyemi, a born and bred Nigerian author now living in America, will soon have her novel Children of Blood and Bone adapted to a film by Fox 2000 Pictures (a large American film company).
Yep, this Harvard-educated young woman joins an elite list of Nigerian female writers who are teaching the world about African cultures and stories.
According to deadline.com, the novel weaves in magic, African culture, and personal sacrifice, all revolving around a young girl named Zelie.
On her blog, Tomi mentions why she writes stories,
“I want a little Black girl to pick up my book one day and see herself as the star. I want her to know that she’s beautiful and she matters and she can have a crazy, magical adventure even if an ignorant part of the world tells her she can never be Hermione Granger.”
It seems like Tomi is someone to look out for in the future.
On a scale of 1 -10, how inspired are you by this young and ambitious woman?
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