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Qwantu Amaru

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Qwantu Amaru (kwan-too-a-mar-oo) is the bestselling award winning novelist of One Blood - a Kirkus Reviews Novel of Remarkable Merit.

10 Random Facts about Qwantu:

1. He is a novelist, poet, and spoken word artist (check out his free spoken word album Mic Check on reverbnation)
2. He also has an MBA in marketing and has spent 14 years working in the pharmaceutical industry in the US, Brazil, and the Middle East
3. He started writing One Blood when he was 23 and took 12 years to write, edit, and publish the award-winner under his independent publishing venture The Pantheon Collective
4. He gets very nervous before performing or speaking in public
5. He can play four instruments: oboe, bassoon, baritone sax, and clarinet
6. Some of his favorite aut
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Average rating: 3.56 · 288 ratings · 81 reviews · 9 distinct works · Similar authors
One Blood
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Experience One Blood by Qwantu Amaru in a completely new way as narrated by the wonderfully voiced Nayli Valentene! http://youtu.be/kenELbgYbqE

And stay tuned as she narrates the entire story (all 86 chapters of it!)
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“For every action....
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Too Bad for anyone stuck in the middle!”
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message 5: by Jill

Jill Thank you for your friendship here on GRs, Qwantu.


Pamela Hey Qwantu...Thanks for accepting my friend request.


Robert Thanks for the friend request, Qwantu.


Qwantu Amaru Thanks for adding me as a friend, for reviewing One Blood and for all your support! Working on a new short story coming soon!!


Hazel G. (I ♥ Mancandy) *Craves the Angst Reviews* . Hi Qwantu! Thank you for the friend invite. I thoroughly enjoyed "One Blood" and can't wait to read more of your work. Good luck on future works and I wish you much success!


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