Maria Motúnráyọ̀ Adébísí

Hello I'm

Maria Motúnráyo Adébísí

My novel is a thrilling tale of ancient tribes, dangerous demons and vengeful mermaids and it contains eye-catching comic book-style illustrations that will appeal to even the most reluctant of readers.

As part of my English degree I focused on post-colonial literature from Nigeria and West Africa. Once I graduated from the University of Oxford, I knew that I wanted to write a novel that would speak to children straddling British and African identities and make them proud of both.


If you’d like me to visit your school or speak at your event, please reach out via email with further details.

I am currently booking in-person and virtual visits. I am happy to travel UK wide. I have lots of enquiries for World Book Day and Black History Month and there are limited spaces left between March and October 2024, so please do get in touch as quickly as possible if you would like to arrange a talk for this time!



Oxbridge Advice


Sensitivity Reading



Darcey Interview

Sade Magazine interview

The Reader Teacher review