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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: 3.58 · 250 ratings · 80 reviews · 7 distinct works · Similar authors
One Blood
3.56 of 5 stars 3.56 avg rating — 241 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
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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!

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One Blood prologue (Horror)
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Description: A supernatural curse torments a group of people unaware of their hidden connections.
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One Blood by Qwantu Amaru
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voodoo black magic politicians slavery, modern day bank robbery teenagers paying for their ancestors mistakes. prisoners rioting and killing one only for his spirit to escape and reek havoc. floods storms blood this book has..." Read more of this review »
One Blood by Qwantu Amaru
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Bouncing back and forth between years so confusing at first but eventually it grabbed me . I could not stop reading."
Qwantu Amaru added a status update: Just finished reading Revival by Stephen King. I gave it 3 stars...wanted to like it more but couldn't...
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Revival by Stephen King
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Revival is a play on words with meanings both obvious and hidden. Stephen King has finally tackled religion, life, and death head on and the resulting story is at times brilliant and at times oddly boring. It's a long story and study of two people wh ...more
The Sea by John Banville
“The past beats inside me like a second heart.”
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The Grand Design
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Is there a theory of everything that can explain the origins of our universe, the creation of everything in it, and why and how we exist? Stephen Hawking certainly believes so and he throws a lot of the latest thinking and science at explaining. I fo ...more
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“For every action....
There is an equal and opposite reaction...
Too Bad for anyone stuck in the middle!”
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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!

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!!

Robert Thanks for the friend request, Qwantu.

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

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

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