I came into this contest with a very specific idea for my cover. I asked for something minimal and neutral. Everyone delivered that, except Ahmed. He delivered something bold yet simple. Something that grabbed my attention, something that demanded my attention. And I realized my book/this provocative and sensitive topic required such a cover. Ahmed was a pleasure to work with, he was patient with me, given that I started the cover design 2 weeks too soon and had to put the project on hold while I finished the final touches on the manuscript (I did not realize how the whole process worked). I am very happy with how the cover came out and I am grateful that Ahmed provided me with a design I could not envision myself!