Nigerian writer blasted for accusing American writer Nora Roberts of theft


A Nigerian writer Tomi Adeyemi has been dragged on twitter after she accused American writer Nora Roberts of theft.

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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.


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it would be nice if an artist could create something special without another artist trying to shamelessly profit off it
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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.

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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:

Well, since Tomi Adeyemi is dragging Nora Roberts for shamelessly trying to profit off "Of Blood and Bone", maybe Toke Makinwa should drag Michelle Obama for "stealing" her book tittle too.

Heh!
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Small 1 good book you wrote and all the respect you're supposed to have has gone with the wind .
Talmabout " I reach out to Nora"!
A whole Nora Roberts is who ya calling Nora.
People sef.
Na wa.
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Well, since Tomi Adeyemi is dragging Nora Roberts for shamelessly trying to profit off "Of Blood and Bone", maybe Toke Makinwa should drag Michelle Obama for "stealing" her book tittle too.

Heh!
Quite upset at Tomi Adeyemi because when aunty Nnedi what's her face came for her, I was livid

Now, she thinks that Nora Roberts who has been writing since before she was born, who announced her book tittle well before hers and one as common as Blood and Bone is trying to steal?
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Not Tomi Adeniyi accusing Nora Roberts of shamelessly stealing from her. As in, Nora Roberts needs you to sell books? Same Nora I’ve been a fan of since junior secondary school before social media? Lmao, sit down plis!
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I’m so sorry, but this isn’t how any of this works. Children of Blood and Bone only pubbed a few months before the Nora Roberts book. Totally different punishers. The art departments of different publishers don’t share their work with each other. Blood and Bone is a common title.
There is literally zero way that any writer, particularly one as well known as Nora Roberts, would have done this deliberately. Also, the Roberts book is 2nd in a series. The 1st book in the series pubbed in 2017. When series are sold by agents, titles are sussed out in advance.
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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

update: 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
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