‘Love in Colour’ by Bolu Babalola

This beautiful beautiful book.

So stunning. 

Bolu melted my heart with the final story in the book, I was crying tears of joy.

This book made me love love, made me want to be loved, made me want to give it all up for love.

This anthology was so beautifully written, I honestly can’t stress that enough.

 This is book is basically a collection of modern adaptations of myths and folktales, from all over the world. 

From Oshun to Zhinu, Africa to Asia and back. They all represented a different culture and there were no weak stories.

All of them brought something different to the table, they all made you smile. None of them straightforward, all of them show and encapsulate how complex love is.

I really need you to read this book, even if you only consume one story at a time, it’s so worth it.



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.

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