Cover Reveal for Yetunde: An Ode to my Mother by Segilola Salami!

It's party time!

Why, you ask? Because this is a cover reveal party!

My author friend Segilola Salami is releasing her book Yetunde: An Ode to My Mother in paperback for the first time! And she's got a brand spanking new cover, which I have the honor of revealing on my blog today.

First, though, here's a little background about Yetunde: An Ode to My Mother.

Yetunde: An Ode to My Mother is a stand alone book from Yetunde: The Life and Times of a Yoruba Girl in London (1). You may think of it as book 1.5, as in this book Yetunde is slightly older.
It is a heart-warming story about the power of a mother's love; truly an ode to women and mothers all over the world. It is a captivating and emotional story that talks about love and loss!
Follow Yetunde as she narrates her mother's ode to her grandmother. It is the Yoruba praise poetry for a mother known as Oriki Iya. Yetunde is also thrilled and delighted by the ancient Yoruba tale passed down to her by her mother about Labakẹ, a young maiden who was kidnapped to be forced to marry a warrior king. Will Iya Labakẹ save her child in time? Is Iya Labakẹ a just a simple defenceless mother? Or ...?
This is a short story dedicated to past, present and future mothers, a perfect Mother's day present!
The book is mostly in English and all Yoruba words are translated, so everyone can enjoy the book fully.

I've read Yetunde: An Ode to My Mother myself, and I can tell you right now that it is a truly charming book. You can read my full review on Goodreads, but basically what I said was that the book is lovely, but would be better as a hard copy rather than an ebook.

And now, what do you know? It is a hard copy!

So , without further ado, let's reveal the new book cover for Yetunde: An Ode to My Mother!

You saw it here first, guys :)

Now, no party would be complete without party favors. So we've made a special Yetunde: An Ode to My Mother bookmark for you to print out and keep! It features the new book cover, and the Oriki Iya poem in both Yoruba and English.

The bookmark as demonstrated by Super Sporty 3
And again!

To get your Yetunde bookmark, simply follow this link. You'll be taken to a PDF file which you can print out (I recommend that you use card). Then, all you need to do is cut out your bookmark, and start using it!

Thank you for coming to the party today! You can visit Segilola Salami on her website ( You can connect with her on Goodreads, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Google+. You can also read my interview with her here.

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  1. That cover is precious! What a beautiful book for loving moms everywhere :)

  2. Lovely new cover! It's just like I had imagine them <3

    1. yayyyyy and it seems we have a winning new cover . . . Glad you like it :D

  3. Great Cover! Very touching:-)

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