Success Story September 24, 2020 at 09:32 am

Meet the five Africans among TIME’s 100 most influential people of 2020

Ama Nunoo September 24, 2020 at 09:32 am

September 24, 2020 at 09:32 am | Success Story

Photo: Djeneba Aduayom /TIME

Tomi Adeyemi

This budding 27-year-old Nigerian-American novelist and writing coach made it to TIME’s ‘pioneer’ list. She brought the sort of representation the world needs today in her maiden book, Children of Blood and Bone, which spent 90 weeks on New York Times bestseller list.

It is a cross between Harry Potter, The Chronicles of Narnia, and Yoruba gods, according to John Boyega who wrote her bio.

“Tomi is the god of ideas. She’s inspiring a lot of young people to write. She creates the very world that we as actors get to play in. And the big-screen adaptation will hire a lot of people and bring more representation to our industry—all that comes directly from Tomi’s imagination. She is going to be very powerful when it comes to bringing stories and ideas to the forefront.”

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