Basketball legend Kobe Bryant tweeted at debut Nigerian novelist Tomi Adeyemi, surprisingly, to say that he had read her book, and that he liked it! The book in question is of course Children of Blood and Bone, which is the first book in a fantasy trilogy that earned Adeyemi a million-dollar advance.

Kobe Bryant was all:

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And Tomi Adeyemi was like:

Kobe Bryant.

Here’s to basketball superstars reading new African novels.

Best wishes to Tomi Adeyemi.

Read Chapters 1-6 of Children of Blood and Bone HERE.