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Writers on Social Media: Vol. 1 | Feat. Nnedi Okorafor, Chimamanda, Shailja Patel, Teju Cole, Tomi Adeyemi, Momtaza Mehri, Joy Mogami, & More

What did your favourite literary person do on Twitter or Facebook recently? We went through some timelines to bring you what Nnedi Okorafor, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Shailja Patel, Teju Cole, Tomi Adeyemi, Momtaza Mehri, and Joy Mogami were up to. Nnedi Okorafor The beauty of following Nnedi Okorafor on social media is that you get an […]

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Tomi Adeyemi’s Children Of Blood And Bone Notches 25th Straight Week on NY Times Bestseller List

Tomi Adeyemi’s Children of Blood and Bone: Legacy of Orisha, the first novel in her YA trilogy which attracted a million dollar advance and is being developed as a film by Fox 2000, has now spent 25 consecutive weeks on The New York Times Young Adult Hardcover Bestseller List. The Nigerian writer shared the news on […]

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Tomi Adeyemi Narrates Frightening Encounter with Racist White Policemen

Tomi Adeyemi, author of the million-dollar Children of Blood and Bone trilogy, shared to her 43,000 Twitter followers an encounter she had with four racist white policemen in her home. The novelist, whose debut book hit No 1 on The New York Times Young Adult Bestseller List in March, said she hoped it would be […]

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These Photoshopped Photos of Jimmy Fallon and Children of Blood and Bones Are Too Much

Yes, you are seeing double. Jimmy Fallon of The Tonight Show is not really striking poses with Tomi Adeyemi’s Children of Blood and Bone. Someone had way too much time on their hands and got a bit too creative. But how, you might ask, did we get here? The weather gods have ordained that summer […]

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Kobe Bryant Tweeted at Tomi Adeyemi and Said This

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 […]

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Tomi Adeyemi’s “Children of Blood and Bone” | Read Chapters 1-6

Last year, 23-year-old Nigerian Harvard graduate Tomi Adeyemi scored a million-dollar book + movie deal for her Young Adult trilogy. The movie, with rights acquired by Fox 2000, is currently in development with Karen Rosenfelt and Wyck Godfrey (who’d worked on Twilight, Maze Runner, and The Fault In Our Stars) as producers. This trilogy is being […]

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Tomi Adeyemi’s Million Dollar Book and Movie Deal | All the Scoop + Publication Date

Harvard graduate Tomi Adeyemi reportedly scored a million-dollar book + movie deal for her young adult trilogy. Her website confirms that the movie is currently in development with Karen Rosenfelt and Wyck Godfrey (Twilight, Maze Runner, The Fault In Our Stars) as producers. This trilogy is being published by Macmillan’s Children Publishing Group while the movie […]

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The Guardian UK Criticized for Headline Calling Bernardine Evaristo’s Booker Prize-winning Novel Obscure

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Right after Bernardine Evaristo and Margaret Atwood were announced joint winners of the 2019 Booker Prize for Fiction, the UK’s […]

Bernardine Evaristo’s Joint Win of the Booker Prize, with Margaret Atwood, Makes Her the First Black Woman & Second Nigerian to Receive the Honour

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The Nigerian-British novelist Bernardine Evaristo has been awarded the 2019 Booker Prize for Fiction, for her novel Girl, Woman, Other, […]

The Queen of Dahomey: Episode Three | The Witches of Auchi Series | Anthony Azekwoh

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There was an old woman with a ragged scar on her cheek who lived alone on the outskirts of Dahomey. […]

Befeqadu Hailu, Ethiopian Writer-Activist & Co-founder of Zone 9 Blog, Named 2019 International Writer of Courage

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Befeqadu Hailu, the Ethiopian writer, activist, and co-founder of the Amharic-language human rights platform Zone 9 Blogging Collective, has been […]

Kalaf Epalanga, Angolan Author & Musician, Named Curator of the 2020 African Book Festival in Berlin

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The Angolan musician and author Kalaf Epalanga, who looks like the actor Mahershala Ali, has been announced as the curator […]

Addis Ababa Noir, Edited by Maaza Mengiste & Featuring Mahtem Shiferraw, Sulaiman Addonia, Linda Yohannes, Meron Hadero, Hannah Giorgis, Forthcoming in April 2020

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Each anthology in Akashic Books’ noir series is “set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the respective city” and […]

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