Tomi Adeyemi at Waterstones Nottingham

Tomi Adeyemi in conversation with Raifa Rafiq " " " "Waterstones Nottingham is delighted to welcome Tomi Adeyemi, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Children of Blood and Bone, for an inspirational evening in-conversation with Raifa Rafiq " " " "Children of Blood and Bone is an epic fantasy with an eye toward the reality of contemporary racial and socioeconomic power dynamics, drawing upon African history and mythology to tell a story of characters contending with colour, status and they want to be defined in a culture of fear. The highly original world it depicts – filled with magic, mythical lionesque creatures and beautiful villages built out of sand – manages to be at once fantastical and uncannily reflective of our reality today. " " " "Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls. But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were targeted and killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope. Now Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good. Danger lurks in Orïsha, where snow leoponaires prowl, and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zélie herself as she struggles to control her powers – and her growing feelings for an enemy. " " " "Tomi Adeyemi is a Nigerian-American writer and creative writing coach. After graduating Harvard University with an honors degree in English literature, she received a fellowship that allowed her to study West African mythology and culture in Salvador, Brazil. When she’s not working on her novels or watching “Scandal,” she can be found blogging and teaching creative writing. " " " "Raifa Rafiq is a trainee solicitor at one of the leading international law firms in the UK. She is also creator and co-host of the Literature and popular culture podcast Mostly Lit - named by the Guardian and the BBC as one of the top podcasts of 2017. Raifa is a writer and an avid reader but most importantly, she is a proud Black Muslim Woman who 'stans' for each and every one of her intersections.

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    Waterstones Nottingham

    Waterstones 1 - 5 Bridlesmith Gate

    Nottingham

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    02/08/2018 18:30:00 - 02/08/2018 18:30:00

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About Tomi Adeyemi

Tomi Adeyemi is a Nigerian-American writer and creative writing coach based in San Diego, California. After graduating Harvard University with an honours degree in English literature, she studied West African mythology and culture in Salvador, Brazil. When not writing novels or watching Scandal, Tomi teaches and blogs about creative writing on her website, named one of the 101 best websites for writers by Writer’s Digest. Children of Blood and Bone was her debut novel.