Children of Blood and Bone
is an epic fantasy with an eye toward the reality of contemporary racial and socioeconomic power dynamics, drawing upon African history and mythology to tell a story of characters contending with colour, status and they want to be defined in a culture of fear. The highly original world it depicts filled with magic, mythical lionesque creatures and beautiful villages built out of sand manages to be at once fantastical and uncannily reflective of our reality today.
Tomi Adeyemi is a Nigerian-American writer and creative writing coach. After graduating Harvard University with an honours degree in English Literature, she received a fellowship that allowed her to study West African mythology and culture in Salvador, Brazil. When she's not working on her novels or watching Scandal, she can be found blogging and teaching creative writing.
Raifa Rafiq is a trainee solicitor at one of the leading international law firms in the UK. She is also creator and co-host of the Literature and popular culture podcast Mostly Lit - named by the Guardian and the BBC as one of the top podcasts of 2017. Raifa is a writer and an avid reader but most importantly, she is a proud Black Muslim Woman who 'stans' for each and every one of her intersections.
Tickets: £3 general admission, £7.99 includes entry, an exclusive edition of Children of Blood and Bone (with red sprayed edges) and a signed map and print.