Excited to share the stunning cover for my novel-in-stories, Jollof Rice and Other Revolutions, out 9/13/2022. Amazing design by the AmistadBooks/HarperCollins team, inspired by a Yinka Shonibare sculpture.
Earlier this year, my editor asked me to pick artwork by a few artists that I like, as potential design starting points for the cover of the book. I selected (in no particular order): Njideka Akunyili-Crosby – The Beautyful Ones Series #7, 2018; Chris Ofili – Untitled, 2001; Yinka Shonibare – Magic Ladder Kid IV, 2014; and Kehinde Wiley – The Two Sisters, 2012 (An Economy of Grace).
I had no idea which work (if any) the HarperCollins book cover design team would use as a starting point. I am beyond thrilled at the resulting cover.