I took one look at this book cover and laughed. The cover art neatly captures the overriding theme of this book, i.e. polygamy.
The Polygamist is a work of fiction written by Zimbabwean author, Sukoluhle “Sue” Nyathi. Born in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, The Polygamist, is Sue’s debut novel. The summary reads as follows:
The Polygamist is about the lives of four women and their involvement with one man, Jonasi Gomora. Jonasi is one of the richest black men in Zimbabwe and he has a weakness for women. The story explores in great detail the impact of Polygamy on Joyce Gomora, Matipa, Essie and Lindani. It provides readers with a modern view of the dynamics of Polygamy in society.
Why I Love this Cover: It’s very simple. There’s nothing on this cover apart from the most important characters in the story. The designer was able to capture the essence of the story without over-crowding the cover with too many details. I also like the playfulness, displayed by the man checking out women with dark shades on. I think many women (and men) can relate. Do I really need to point out the fact that this is an illustrated book cover? I just did. I love illustration, and I think the artist did a good job with this book cover.
You can read a detailed review of the book on Diaspora Darlings.
Picture from African Book Covers