Love in Color: Mythical Tales from Around the World, Retold (Hardcover)

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“Perfection in short story form, I am in love with every single word Bolu Babalola has written. So rarely is love expressed this richly, this vividly, or this artfully.”
— Candice Carty-Williams, international bestselling author of Queenie


A high-born Nigerian goddess, who has been beaten down and unappreciated by her gregarious lover, longs to be truly seen.

A young businesswoman attempts a great leap in her company, and an even greater one in her love life.

A powerful Ghanaian spokeswoman is forced to decide whether she should uphold her family’s politics or be true to her heart.

In her debut collection, internationally acclaimed writer Bolu Babalola retells the most beautiful love stories from history and mythology with incredible new detail and vivacity. Focusing on the magical folktales of West Africa, Babalola also reimagines Greek myths, ancient legends from the Middle East, and stories from long-erased places.

With an eye towards decolonizing tropes inherent in our favorite tales of love, Babalola has created captivating stories that traverse across perspectives, continents, and genres.

Love in Color is a celebration of romance in all its many splendid forms.

Praise For…


"Perfection in short story form, I am in love with every single word Bolu Babalola has written. So rarely is love expressed this richly, this vividly, or this artfully."  
— Candice Carty-Williams, international bestselling author of Queenie

"Beautifully written and full of joy. Bolu Babalola is a star."
— Meg Cabot, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“Inventive, intimate, witty and wise, Babalola's irresistible explorations uplift you from the start. Here is love as freedom, love as deep joy. Romance will never be dead, as long as she's writing it.”
— Jessie Burton, New York Times bestselling author of The Muse    

"Oh but Bolu Babalola is clever...she finds the perfect new twist for every story that you think you know. Her collection of reimagined fairytales and classic stories is a true delight."
— Dorothy Koomson, international bestselling author

“Richly imaginative, unashamedly romantic and a total pleasure to read. I didn't want it to end.”
— Alexandra Sheppard, author of Oh My Gods

“Full of life and character, it’s such a pleasure to take this ride through history, geography, legend and lore in the company of a writer as witty and intelligent as Bolu. Her romantic sensibility is second to none.”
— Bethany Rutter, author of No Big Deal

"These vibrant stories navigate the most complex human emotion and try to understand why it holds us hostage, while decolonizing tropes by forming new stories that already exist in so many cultures and communities around the world."
— Refinery 29


Product Details
ISBN: 9780063078499
ISBN-10: 006307849X
Publisher: William Morrow
Publication Date: April 13th, 2021
Pages: 304
Language: English