Tomi Adeyemi Wiki, Tomi Adeyemi Bio
Tomi Adeyemi Wiki: Tomi Adeyemi (born August 1, 1993) is a Nigerian-American novelist and creative writing coach. She is known for her book Children of Blood and Bone, the first in the Legacy of Orïsha trilogy published by Henry Holt Books for Young Readers. Adeyemi attended Hinsdale Central High School in Hinsdale, Illinois and graduated in 2011. She then studied English literature at Harvard University. After graduating from Harvard, she received a fellowship that allowed her to study West African mythology and culture in Salvador, Brazil.
|Tomi Adeyemi Born||August 1, 1993
|Tomi Adeyemi Occupation||Author|
|Tomi Adeyemi Residence||San Diego, California, United States|
|Tomi Adeyemi Nationality||American|
Tomi Adeyemi Early life
Tomi Adeyemi was born on August 1, 1993, in the United States to parents who emigrated from Nigeria, and struggled financially when Adeyemi was a child. Her father was a physician in Nigeria but found employment as a taxi driver while he waited to transfer his qualifications. Adeyemi’s mother worked as a cleaning woman.
Adeyemi wrote her first story when she was five years old, relating, “I loved myself so much I gave myself a twin named Tomi. Everything started out fine. But then I didn’t write another black character until I was 18. I look at that gap, and just the thought of me sitting alone in my room reinforcing the lies the world told us pisses me off.
Adeyemi graduated from Hinsdale Central High School in Hinsdale, Illinois in 2011. She went on to graduate from Harvard University with an honors degree in English Literature then studied West African mythology and culture in Salvador, Brazil, on a fellowship.
Tomi Adeyemi Career
Adeyemi’s debut novel, Children of Blood and Bone, was released in March 2018 and debuted at number 1 on The New York Times Young Adult Hardcover Bestseller List. It is a young adult (YA) fantasy novel, featuring protagonist Zélie Adebola, who fights a monarchy to return magic to her people. Adeyemi has said she wanted to write a fantasy novel set in West Africa so that “a little Black gir” [could] 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.”
Fox 2000 has purchased the film adaptation rights to the book. Reportedly the deals for the publishing and film rights were approximately seven figures. Deadline described it as “one of the biggest YA debut novel publishing deals ever.”
Adeyemi made a guest appearance in the final episode of Hermione Granger and the Quarter Life Crisis.
Tomi Adeyemi Age
She was born on August 1, 1993, in the United States.
Tomi Adeyemi Parents
Her parents emigrated to the United States from Nigeria. Her father is a doctor, while her mother runs a group of hospices outside Chicago.
Tomi Adeyemi Boyfriend – Tomi Adeyemi Husband
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Tomi Adeyemi Net Worth
Adeyemi landed a seven-figure book-and-movie deal for ‘Children of Blood and Bone.’
Tomi Adeyemi Movie
The CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE movie is in development at Fox 2000/Temple Hill Productions with Karen Rosenfelt and Marty Bowen (Twilight, Maze Runner, The Fault In Our Stars) producing it.
Tomi Adeyemi Nationality
She is an American.
Tomi Adeyemi Ethnicity
She is African-American.
Tomi Adeyemi Agent
She is represented by Alexandra Machinist and