Cover Reveal: Nigerian Edition of Akwaeke Emezi’s You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty

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Only yesterday, 18th February, 2024, Nigerian publishers Masobe Books announced Akwaeke Emezi as one of the latest authors to join their hugely impressive roster. Today, they’ve revealed the Nigerian cover of Akwaeke’s debut novel in the romance genre, You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty, and it is absolutely stunning!

Of the book, Masobe Books had the following to say:

Feyi Adekola wants to learn how to be alive again. It’s been five years since the accident that killed the love of her life and she’s almost a new person now—an artist with her own studio and sharing a brownstone apartment with her ride-or-die best friend, Joy, who insists it’s time for Feyi to ease back into the dating scene. Feyi isn’t ready for anything serious, but a steamy encounter at a rooftop party cascades into a whirlwind summer she could have never imagined: a luxury trip to a tropical island, decadent meals in the glamorous home of a celebrity chef, and a major curator who wants to launch her art career.

She’s even started dating the perfect guy, but their new relationship might be sabotaged before it has a chance by the overwhelming desire Feyi feels every time she locks eyes with the one person in the house who is most definitely off-limits—his father.

This new life she asked for just got a lot more complicated, and Feyi must begin her search for real answers. Who is she ready to become? Can she release her past and honour her grief while still embracing her future? And, of course, there’s the biggest question of all—how far is she willing to go for a second chance at love?

The book is scheduled to hit the shelves in Nigeria on 26th July, 2024.

Akwaeke Emezi (they/them) is the author of the New York Times bestseller ‘The Death of Vivek Oji’, which was a finalist for the Dylan Thomas Prize, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and the PEN/Jean Stein Book Award; ‘Freshwater’, which was named a New York Times Notable Book and short-listed for the PEN/Hemingway Award, the New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award, the Lambda Literary Award, and the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize; and ‘You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty’, their debut romance novel. 

They have also written to great acclaim, two young adult novels, a memoir and a poetry collection. Little Rot, their latest work is set to hit bookstores in the coming months. Selected as a 5 Under 35 honoree by the National Book Foundation and featured on the cover of Time as a Next Generation Leader, they are based in liminal spaces.