How to design book covers about Africa without falling into clichés

Surprise! No acacia tree: "Looking for Transwonderland" Illustration by Rod Hunt

Yesterday, I wrote about the troubling visual clichés that seem to recur on the cover of every book about Africa: an acacia tree, a sunset, an arid plain. A graphic that ran with the story (via the blog Africa Is a Country), showed a remarkable visual sameness across 36 diverse authors and settings. When it comes to Africa, no matter the subject matter, publishers are inclined to slap together a folksy vision of the savannah.

Read more: How to design book covers about Africa without falling into clichés – Quartz.

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