Blood and bone book tomi
Books — Tomi Adeyemi | CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONEA thoroughly dissappointing read. Before i dive into this review, i'd just like to say that i did like the premise of this book. I liked the fact that Tomi wanted to explore Yoruba mythology, i also absolutely loved the fact that she wanted to put Nigeria not just as a place representing Africa as a whole but a country with it's unique culture and all that - she failed in that though , but hey at least she didn't do the whole Africa is a country thing. First of: Adeyemi had a chance really to pro. First of: Adeyemi had a chance really to properly explore yoruba mythology and you know just educate people but somewhere along the line everything started looking like a rebooted Netflix Version of your fave animie. Who is that?
African Literature Series - Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
Writing the book over 18 months and 45 drafts, Adeyemi drew inspiration from novels like Harry Potter and An Ember in the Ashes as well as West African mythology and the Yoruba culture and language. The hopelessness she felt at police shootings of black Americans also motivated her to develop the story of Children of Blood and Bone.
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Magic can burn, turn tides, light darkness and bring back the dead. But magic is gone. So one girl must bring it back in the first in a gripping trilogy. A fierce and unflinching saga of divided love, belief and legacy, this is a story that ripples with magic and a tale that will haunt a reader long after the final page. But now magic is returning and one girl has the chance to turn the tide…. With her white hair, the mark of the gods, she is marked as one of the ibawi — the divine - those with the potential for power.
Set in world of dark magic and danger, her hugely anticipated West African-inspired fantasy debut has garnered raves reviews from our Booksellers. Read an extract from the first chapter, below. I dig my nails into the marula oak of my staff and squeeze to keep from fidgeting. I tuck a lock of snow-white hair behind my ear and do my best to sit still. As always, Mama Agba makes the selection grueling, staring at each girl just long enough to make us squirm.