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Obsession with Tomi Adeyemi

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Episode 1, Season 2
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Behind the Episode

When you can imagine a world you want to create, you dedicate every single second toward reaching that goal. But the pressure is high when you’re set against the impossible. Sleep is an inconvenience. Work is all-consuming. Pressure is extreme when the voices in your head demand perfection. The process nearly kills you. But that’s what it takes to create something extraordinary.

Tomi Adeyemi, a Nigerian-American novelist hailed as the next J.K. Rowling, is best known for her book Children of Blood and Bone. In this episode, she shares the truth about being an obsessed Rare Breed who refuses mediocrity and what it’s like as a neurotic human on a mission to disrupt the white-washed world of swords and sorcery.

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