Tendai

Who, or what, is Tendai? The answer may surprise—and horrify—you. From the author of Circles and The Justice comes a breathtaking new tale showing exactly what happens when science and magic are unchecked by any moral bounds.

Boakyewaa Glover’s Tendai is sure to leave readers spellbound. Tendai appears to the outside world to be an ordinary eighteen-year old girl. As Tendai’s nineteenth birthday approaches, however, strange things begin to happen. Her psychic abilities, always a vaguely strange presence in Tendai’s life, radically amplify, leaving the confused teenager afraid of her newfound powers. As she begins to question who she really is and where these strange—and terrifying—powers come from, Tendai soon learns the horrifying truth behind her very existence.

Dr. Rosen was a retired geneticist from NASA and his lifelong ambition was to create the perfect human being. He’d done it before, he’d created his one true hybrid and all he wanted to do was replicate his genius creation. So Rosen moved to Ghana – a country he regarded as a peaceful, private haven – and started the Hybrid Africa Project, what he hoped would be his greatest legacy of all time.

Nana Nimako loved his son dearly, but he didn’t like his daughter-in law and wasn’t surprised when the first child she bore turned out to be a slow, bumbling boy afraid of his own shadow. When his daughter-in law became pregnant the second time, he knew he had to do something. Since praying to God hadn’t worked the first time, Nimako resorted to something else – something ancient and darker, his last hope for the perfect grandchild.

Science and black magic – a unique and deadly combination. This is a story of mystery and intrigue, of loyalty and betrayal, of power and mayhem, love and passion, and a battle to understand and to survive. This is the story of Tendai.

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Circles

A tormented woman caught in a cycle of disastrous choices, searching for love and validation, 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 determine 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.

A far cry from typical afro-centric literature, Circles is a romantic drama based in an urban/modern 21st century Ghana, the Ghana Boakyewaa grew up in. The characters are complex, intriguing and starkly realistic. In a descriptive, yet almost casual manner, Boakyewaa leads you on a fascinating journey through Rabbie’s eyes; and with each page and each chapter, you’re sold hook, line and sinker into her world, and you wonder, just as she does, where is all this leading to?

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