BGF Creative x Tomi Adeyemi


BGF Creative x Tomi Adeyemi

An in-conversation with Tomi Adeyemi, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Children of Blood and Bone.

Tomi Adeyemi is a Nigerian-American writer and creative writing coach based in San Diego, California. After graduating Harvard University with an honors degree in English literature, she received a fellowship that allowed her to study West African mythology, religion, and culture in Salvador, Brazil. Her first novel is Children of Blood and Bone, and Children of Virtue and Vengence is its sequel, set to be released in December 2019. When she’s not working on her novels or watching “Scandal,” she can be found blogging and teaching creative writing.

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As the event sold out in mere minutes, it was no wonder that the room was packed with over 100 black women keenly listening to Adeyemi talk about her lowlights as well as the highlights, the importance of writing with intention and the impact of never seeing yourself in books. More details on the event can be found here.

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Photography by Wasi Daniju

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