Monday, May 24, 2010

Boakyewaa Glover launches CIRCLES-first Ghanaian author with a book trailer

Friday night at the African Regent Hotel pool side, a simple ceremony marked the launch of Circles. After sojourning in the United States for 4years, Boakyewaa Glover is home again to Ghana her Motherland. To announce her arrival, she entered into town clutching firmly under her armpit her newly written book, Circles.

About 7months(November 2009) ago before finding her way to Ghana, B.Glover, released a self made youtube video. The video blog (titled: say hello to my little friend:CIRCLES!) was her informal way of announcing to the world, the completion of her first book. She was seen happily showing off the glossy cover of a copy.

At the formal launch which was preceded by a cocktail, Boakyewaa chose Demay Alabi to do the book review. Demay, former TV hostess of ‘you and your health’ on Ghana Television, described the book as a revealing one which she recommended for all mothers who have teenage daughters.

Also having high praises for the book was Kojo Yankah, president of African University College of Communication, who was invited as special guest of honour.

Boakyewaa Glover has made history by being the first Ghanaian author to herald her book with a minute long trailer video as done with movies. She has so far received eight reviews on her website.

Circles is now at Silverbird (Accra), Tech bookstore (Kumasi) and Amazon (online).

CIRCLES is the cleverly woven tale of Rabbie, a tormented young woman caught in a cycle of disastrous choices, searching for love and validation. Despite the driven accomplished exterior Rabbie projects, she is plagued by demons from her past. For the last 15 years, Rabbie has made one bad misguided decision after the other. And even as her career blossoms, her personal life is in shambles.

After one particularly devastating conversation with Ato, the man she has loved and obsessed over for nine years, Rabbie realizes it is time to step on the brakes and take stock of what has pushed her to the point of loss and insurmountable heartache.

Rabbie is the product of her choices; and good or bad, the decisions she has made and continues to make determines her future.

Just a few months shy of thirty she feels she has lived a life fit for 40. But now, she can barely breathe, barely live, as her past licks at her heels and drags her around in a cycle of remorse and pain. Rabbie knows it is definitely time to confront the truth of her past in order to have any hope of the future – any fleeting hope of a fulfilling future.

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