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Nigerian Female Author Lands Big Movie Deal!

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.

What inspires this young author?

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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3 months ago:
it is a wonderful thing to do,and please keep up the good work.
7 months ago:
She z a good mentor to women who has lost faith in them selves ,am sure any girl/woman who has being downcasted by family,friends and has given up get to read this will rise up again nd will ave passion 2 achieve dere goals,ma tanks for bein a great example among women
11 months ago:
She is great indeed!

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