Tomi Adeyemi Has Changed The YA Landscape Forever
Refinery29 had the pleasure of interviewing Adeyemi in February 2018, a few weeks before her debut came out. Many of us wondered which of the
10 maji clans we’d belong to, were we from Orïsha. But
we had more important things to talk about, because while
Children of Blood and Bone is a masterpiece in world-building and story, it’s
also an exploration of extremely pertinent issues. Zelie and fellow diviners are the victims of race-based acts of violence at the hands of law enforcement, which have real-world parallels all over the news in America.