design, illustration & creative direction

Queer Africa

A book cover illustration

Client: Modjaji Books
Publisher: MaThoko's Books
My involvement: illustration, hand-lettering
Medium: watercolour and ink

I painted dozens of tiny watercolour portraits for the first ‘Queer Africa’ short story collection. We added a flap to the book cover to give the maximum amount of passport-sized portraits a chance to shine!

“Queer Africa is a collection of charged, tangled, tender, unapologetic, funny, bruising and brilliant stories about the many ways in which we love each other on the continent” - Gabeba Baderoon, in her foreword to this anthology

~ The anthology, edited and compiled by Karen Martin and Makhosazana Xaba, won the Fiction Anthology Category at the 26th Lambda Literary Awards ~


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