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Rick Famuyiwa Has Been Tapped to Helm the Film Adaptation of Tomi Adeyemi's Novel 'Children of Blood and Bone'

The Nigerian-American director, known for his films "Dope" and "Brown Sugar," is set to lead Adeyemi's groundbreaking debut to the big screen.

Tomi Adeyemi shook the literary world 2 years ago when her debut YA novel, Children of Blood and Bone, was picked up by Fox 2000 before it was even published.

As the Nigerian-American author has basked in her book's success since then, the film studio announced that Rick Famuyiwa, director of Dope, Brown Sugar, and The Wood, will helm the film adaptation of the novel.

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We speak to the young Nigerian-American author of "Children of Blood and Bone" about the Yoruba themes in her book, colorism, asserting the power of blackness in fantasy and more.