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​Qwantu draws his inspiration from his modest upbringing in small towns and cities across the US as well as experiences living abroad in Brazil and Turkey. In addition to his first bestselling novel, ONE BLOOD, Qwantu has published five volumes of poetry and produced one Spoken Word Album. Qwantu is an active member of the outstanding socially active poetry collective Black on Black Rhyme out of Tallahassee, FL. He is also part owner and one third of The Pantheon Collective, an independent publishing venture dedicated to bringing high quality independent books to the masses while empowering and inspiring other authors to follow their dreams. In November 2012, Qwantu launched AuthorDiscovery.com, a website and author services company with th...more

Average rating: 3.61 · 230 ratings · 77 reviews · 7 distinct works · Similar authors
One Blood
3.59 of 5 stars 3.59 avg rating — 222 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
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After the Storm
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Was that too loud? Well, I'm not sorry. I LOVE winning. I dreamed of these moments every day as I poured my soul into my manuscript. And I'm celebrating!

This award is quite special to me - 1) because it is the last award contest I entered , 2) because it was judged by a select group of librarians and booksellers from around the country, and 3) because it was announced at the Ameri... Read more of this blog post »
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*** SMALL PRESS: December 2012 Book of the Month ***

** Please Do Not Post Who You Have Voted For!! **

You are more than welcome to post comments, but any of them that reflect what you have voted for will be deleted ! This is to ensure that the winning is fair and unskewed.


It seems it doesn't matter. :-/ The polls list it anyways who has voted for what. However, just please still don't comment with which one you've voted for.


Due to the delay in the poll being posted up, the voting will go until DECEMBER 2, 2012 .

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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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