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‘Children Of Blood And Bone’ Film To Be Directed By A Nigerian

Nigerian-American filmmaker, Rick Famuyiwa, has signed on to direct Children of Blood and Bone, Fox 2000’s adaptation of the best-selling YA novel by Tomi Adeyemi.

Famuyiwa, 45,  has has been involved in films like The WoodBrown SugarTalk to Me, and Dope.


Children of Blood and Bone is a 2018 young adult fantasy novel by Nigerian-American novelist Tomi Adeyemi. The book, Adeyemi’s debut novel and the first book in a planned trilogy, follows heroine Zélie Adebola as she attempts to restore magic to the kingdom of Orïsha, following the ruling class kosidáns’ brutal suppression of the class of magic practitioners Zélie belongs to, the maji.

Adeyemi made headlines in the publishing world when she sold her debut book in the seven-figure range, one of the biggest for a YA debut. The book, which the author has pitched as an “African Last Airbender” and “Black Panther with magic,” was published March 6, 2018, and hit best-seller status. The second novel in an intended trilogy, Children of Virtue and Vengeance, will be released June 4, 2019.

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