A Nigerian writer Tomi Adeyemi has been dragged on twitter after she accused American writer Nora Roberts of theft.
Tomi had claimed Nora Roberts, in her new book Of Blood and Bone, had stolen the title of her own book Children of Blood and Bone.
She wrote on Twitter:
it would be nice if an artist could create something special without another artist trying to shamelessly profit off it.
It didn’t take long before she was being dragged on the platform as other writers claimed she would not be the first writer to use the title and there have been several books with almost same title.
Nora Roberts eventually got hinted on the brouhaha, which she even defended herself saying she had never come across Tomi Adeyemi’s book.
See reactions below:
Tomi later apologised:
Nora was kind enough to reach out & explain that today was the first she’d heard of my book. After talking to her, I believe our titles were created in isolation. I’m grateful she explained & I’ve apologized, but I wanted to address it here as I know others were upset too