Cover art Blog #7

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I created this cover art for the novel, because it identifies the context. Our Nig is on slave narratives. I just the image because it captures peoples attention, it also has a symbolic meaning to what the novel is on. The little white girl is riding the little black girl like she’s an animal. Many would depict it as “just playing  child games”, but exposure of the photo dates during a time that segregation and slavery was a lifestyle of that time. In the photo you can see the pain in the young black girls eyes, it’s alarming. The photo itself represents the control, the pain, how children were raised at a young age. They’re just children in this picture, but it represents the segregation and the control. The pain is unspoken, but cries out through the image. I felt like it’d catch readers attention, because people do judge a book by its cover.

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