No One Will Remember The Cover

I received my copy of this year’s Commonwealth Prize winner Aminatta Forna’s The Memory of Love in the mail the other day. Not that I don’t like the cover (or the book), but this is just silly.

And here’s why:

Some of us (in Canada, Great Britain, South Africa and India) also know 2008 Commonwealth Prize winner Lawrence Hill’s novel as The Book of Negroes and sure, this is the Australian edition’s cover, but still…

— Tom Devriendt


6 thoughts on “No One Will Remember The Cover

  1. The woman in the picture surely must be helping selling the books – are buyers that easily taken in by the picture with so little concern for what is inside?

    • Covers move books. The cover of this book is actually how I landed on this page. I just purchased “The Memory of Love” and I was searching for information on the cover photo.
      I don’t pick up a book unless I like the cover. I also purchased “Someone Knows My Name” because I was drawn in by its cover however it isn’t the cover listed here.

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