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Tomi Adeyemi’s Legacy of Orïsha trilogy shows her off as the new JK Rowling… with #BlackGirlMagic

Tomi Adeyemi have a lot of magic in common (Photo by Brandon Williams/Getty Images) Gillian Flynn, Stephanie Meyer and E.L. James are just some of the notable female writers whose bestselling books have been turned into blockbuster movies in recent years. But pioneering Harry Potter author, J.K. Rowling, is the only woman whose name has been linked to up and coming novelist, Tomi Adeyemi. And between them, there’s a whole lot of magic. Just like Rowling two decades before her, Tomi’s bestselling fantasy book series, Children of Blood and Bone, is now being adapted for the big screen by a major Hollywood studio. Yes, Fox 2000 shelled out a staggering seven-figure deal, one of the biggest in history for a Young Adult author, to turn CBB into a franchise akin to Twilight or Hunger Games. Rowling, 52, and Tomi’s come-up couldn’t be more similar, yet, worlds apart. Not only is Tomi just 24-years-old, she’s also an African-American born to Nigerian immigrant parents. Needless to say, th..

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