A Night in with Bolu Babalola
Join Bolu Babalola in conversation with Jessica Morgan, as she retells the most beautiful love stories from history and mythology to celebrate the paperback publication of her debut book: Love In Colour.
The ‘stream and book’ package includes a unique ticket for the stream, and a copy of Love in Colour (RRP £9.99) deliverable to any UK address or International address.
For one night only, the event will be broadcast on 28th June 2021 at 18:30 UK time. It will be available to view up to a week after the event has ended and can be accessed Worldwide. If you live in a time zone that does not suit the initial broadcast time you can watch it at any point after the initial showing for one week.
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In conversation for this virtual event, Bolu will share what inspired her to put together this unique collection and how she went about gathering stories across perspectives, continents and genres, from the historic to vividly current. As a self-confessed ‘lover of love’, she’ll share why it’s important to celebrate and retell the love stories that truly represent the world we live in, from the homoromantic Greek myths, to magical Nigerian folktales, to the ancient stories of South Asia.
A high-born Nigerian goddess, Oshun, is unappreciated and inhibited by her lover, Shango, and dreams of more.
A young entrepreneur, Psy, learns that she needs to love herself before she can let anyone in.
A powerful Ghanaian spokeswoman is forced to decide whether to uphold her family's politics, or to be true to her heart.
Whether captured in the passion of love at first sight, or realising that self-love takes precedent over the latter, the characters in these vibrant stories try to navigate this most complex human emotion and understand why it holds them hostage.
Don’t miss this celebration of romance in all its forms as Bolu illustrates the timelessness of classic storytelling.
'So rarely is love expressed this richly, this vividly, or this artfully.' Candice Carty-Williams
'Beautifully written and full of joy. Bolu Babalola is a star.' Meg Cabot
'Here is love as freedom, love as deep joy. Romance will never be dead, as long as Bolu is writing it.' Jessie Burton