Children of Blood and Bone

Children of Blood and Bone

by

Tomi Adeyemi

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Illorin Term Analysis

A floating city on the coast of Orïsha, Illorin is sustained by a bustling fishing industry. Zélie and her family make their home there.

Illorin Quotes in Children of Blood and Bone

The Children of Blood and Bone quotes below are all either spoken by Illorin or refer to Illorin. For each quote, you can also see the other terms and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Henry Holt and Co. edition of Children of Blood and Bone published in 2018.
Chapter Eleven Quotes

Yemi meets my eyes with a hatred that impales me like a sword. Though her mouth never opens, her voice rings in my skull. “Safe ended a long time ago.”

Related Characters: Inan (speaker), Yemi
Page Number: 108
Explanation and Analysis:
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Illorin Term Timeline in Children of Blood and Bone

The timeline below shows where the term Illorin appears in Children of Blood and Bone. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter Two
Duty to Family vs. Self Theme Icon
Tzain and Zélie dash across the floating city of Ilorin. Tzain scolds Zélie for leaving their Baba alone while she practiced sparring. Feeling urgent and... (full context)
Chapter Eight
Prejudice and Inequality Theme Icon
Duty to Family vs. Self Theme Icon
Cycles of Violence Theme Icon
...her way into the city, they know her name, as well as that she’s from Ilorin. Inan says he will set out with a handful of men to capture the two... (full context)
Chapter Nine
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Zélie, Tzain, and Amari arrive at Mama Agba’s home in Illorin. They find Baba asleep there. Tzain scoops up his father and returns home to gather... (full context)
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Suddenly, they hear shouts from outside. The village of Illorin is ablaze. Zélie fights her way home through the chaos, desperate to find Tzain and... (full context)
Chapter Eleven
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Inan stands shaken on the edge of the ruined village of Illorin. His plan has gone horribly awry. He watches as villagers weep among the ruins and... (full context)
Chapter Fifty-Four
Prejudice and Inequality Theme Icon
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...talks about living in the lakeside town of Ibadan before the Raid, and then in Ilorin, by the sea. He realizes he burned down her happiness.  He says he’ll rebuild the... (full context)