Bolu Babalola and Hannah Giorgis for LOVE IN COLOR

We are soooo excited to celebrate the release of Love in Color: Mythical Tales From Around the World, Retold with Bolu Babalola and Hannah Giorgis! This event will be held virtually on Crowdcast. Click here to register for the event with a donation of any amount of your choice. Donations will go to Black Lives Matter DC. You can order the book on our website to be automatically registered for the event, and there will also be an option to get the book during the event. If you have already preordered Love In Color we will register you for the event! Please email with any questions.


“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.


Bolu Babalola is a British-Nigerian woman with a misleading bachelor's degree in law and a masters degree in American Politics & History from UCL. She feels it is important to state that her thesis was on Beyoncé's "Lemonade" and she was awarded a distinction for it. So essentially she has a masters degree in Beyoncé. A writer of books, scripts and retorts, a lover of love and self-coined "romcomoisseur", Bolu Babalola writes stories of dynamic women with distinct voices who love and are loved audaciously. She is a big believer in women being both "Beauty and the beast". She is not a fan of writing her own bios. She can be found tweeting far too much @BeeBabs.


Hannah Giorgis is a staff writer at The Atlantic, where she covers culture. Her essays, criticism, and reporting have appeared in publications including the New York Times magazineNew YorkerThe FADERBon Appétit, and Pitchfork. She has written short stories for publications including the Lifted Brow literary journal and the Addis Ababa Noir anthology. Most recently, she co-wrote Ida B. The Queen: The Extraordinary Life and Legacy of Ida B. Wells with Wells' great-granddaughter, Michelle Duster. Like Duster, Hannah graduated from Dartmouth College, where she earned a bachelor's degree in English modified with African & African American Studies and confirmed her distaste for New England winters. Regrettably, she can be found on both Twitter and Instagram @hannahgiorgis.   

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Event date: 
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 6:00pm
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ISBN: 9780063078499
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Published: William Morrow - April 13th, 2021

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ISBN: 9781982129811
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Published: Atria/One Signal Publishers - January 26th, 2021