Author: Bolu Babalola
Cover rating: 3/5
Themes: achievements, family, love, mistakes, companionship, memories, lesson, relationships
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“Each time they were careful to avoid talking about the future, not wanting to corrupt the startling sublimity of the present.”
Love in Colour is a collection of 13 stories that were inspired by tales from around Africa. The stories emphasise the value of relationships, decision making and love.
Love also exists in Africa and I am glad that our African authors are penning down African love stories. The stories in Love in Colour were inspired by stories that the author grew up listening to.
*Love can be a beautiful thing, it can be suffocating or imprisoning.
*Some people shrink themselves or hide parts of themselves because of love.
*There is always someone who truly loves you despite your flaws or imperfections.
*Love changes people for the best or worst.
*Love can break class and societal barriers.
*Ask yourself this question, why do you love this person?
*It can be hard to let go or forget about someone you once loved.
*People fall in love because of different reasons.
*People you love can use you or hurt you.
“Love is tender, tentative, brutal and bold. It’s messy and magic! It can be the most frightening thing in the world, purely because it feels like safety, and that safety is reliant on total trust in another, with whom we share our hearts, expose ourselves and allow ourselves to be seen for exactly who we are.”
DO I RECOMMEND THIS BOOK?: Yes
WILL I BE READING A BOOK WRITTEN BY THIS AUTHOR?: Yes