Mama: A World of Mothers and Motherhood
Powerful, emotive, unforgettable—Mama speaks to all mothers in the international language of love.
This is a stunning collection of vivid portraits and intimate reflections on motherhood from around the globe. Mama uniquely portrays the emotions and experiences that unite mothers from different times and from diverse cultures.
Twenty-one striking watercolor portraits and lively pencil sketches by acclaimed artist Quentin Gréban are paired with Hélène Delforge’s lyrical words to create a thought-provoking celebration of motherhood in all its complexity: the satisfaction and the sadness, the frustration and the fun—and, always, the love.
This moving and joyful book is a perfect gift for mamas everywhere.
About the Author
Hélène Delforge is a journalist, writer, mother and stepmother. She studied languages and literature and has been a journalist for over 20 years. At home in her native Brussels, Hélène writes with a cat asleep in her desk drawer. Mama is Hélène’s first book and was co-created with her brother-in-law, illustrator and artist Quentin Gréban.
Quentin Gréban is a world-renowned illustrator and artist. He studied illustration at the Saint Luc Institute in Brussels, Belgium, and since 1999 has published more than forty-five children’s books. Quentin is the recipient of a Saint-Exupery award and his books have been translated all over the world. He works from a studio at home in his native Brussels, surrounded by drawings of his children and listening to his dog snoring. Mama was co-created with Quentin’s sister-in-law, author and journalist, Helene Delforge.