African Stories

Book cover of African Stories Author: Doris Lessing
Year: 1981
Jacket design and illustration: Fred Marcellino
Publisher: Touchstone Books
Edition: First Edition, Paperback
ISBN: 9780671428099

“Africa gives you the knowledge that man is a small creature, among other creatures, in a large landscape,” said Doris Lessing, as quoted in this edition’s jacket summary. Fred’s cover art steps back from that observation, and lets his minimalist image express the thought. Fred won the 1982 American Book Award for Jacket Design for African Stories, receiving a Louise Nevelson Sculpture prize.
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