A murderer returns to Africa, seeking atonement for killing an innocent.
Now that Carlos has emptied out his life, his past torments him. He can’t go forward until he goes back–to Ghana–to own up to crimes he committed as a young man.
A woman escapes poverty in Africa, but is trapped in a life supporting those she left behind.
Liz left Ghana and is now a successful career woman in the USA. Freed from the daily oppression of scarcity, she remains under the vice-grip power of her hoarding mother and needy siblings.
Their lives cross…
and each are drawn back to the Black Volta River, to relive harrowing events that transformed them.
The River knows their secrets, but can it transform their lives again?
Deeply embroidered, utterly believable, the rich tapestry of Ghana–and its startling evolution over three decades–serve as the backdrop for this powerful story about race, love, patriarchy, and personal identity.
Black Volta is a stunning piece of literature that enthralled, entertained and enchanted me from the very first page! Everything about this piece of fiction was exciting; the characters, as well as the beautiful setting of settings the reader gets to experience and the incredible literature courtesy of the wonderful Pete KJ, made me fall madly in love with this book. Black Volta is a piece of fiction that will captivate readers from all genres thanks to the many themes that are interwoven between the pages. This book can only be described as a read that should not be missed! If you are looking to read a book that will grasp your attention from the first page and hold it throughout then already I would implore you lovely readers to read this book because it is utterly brilliant!
Without spoiling what this moving novel is about, it follows two people as their lives cross paths. The reader will be introduced to one of the protagonists called Carlos, a man with a tragic past that haunts him, a past he believes he can only escape if he faces his actions head-on and returns to Ghana. It is here, that he will meet Liz, a woman who originally left Ghana to escape the poverty and she did just this and made a life for herself in America.
However eventually the pair’s lives will cross and they are drawn to the Black Volta River where they will both explore their past, the tragic events that shaped their lives and how they can overcome. And this book lovers is the premise of the sensational Black Volta!
The story of Black Volta is an incredibly dynamic, unique piece of work that took my breath away on more than one occasion, the pacing of this story was wonderfully written and plotted so that I did not get bored at any given time. Never once did I find myself referring to the page number and that is a sure sign that this incredible book is a compelling piece of work that draws the reader in and captivates them to read it quickly and to reach the end of the book very fast!
The excellent author of this novel, Pete KJ effortlessly takes the reader on a thrilling journey; KJ’s words managed to keep me intrigued as well as entertained as I raced through this book. It is the kind of book that is impossible to put down, and when I had to I longed for it! I wanted to be reunited with the story I had grown to love and the characters I had become invested in.
Pete KJ is a talented and well-accomplished author who has written an unforgettable novel that features heavily on its characters and themes. KJ’S characters are superb, and I think every reader will be able to find an attribute they like in them. They are believable and their narratives jump right off the page and into the reader’s minds. This is another thing… KJ has managed to create a vivid picture in my mind of this setting he has established. His sometimes long, descriptive sentences, captured my imagination and made me turn the pages with haste!
To summarize my thoughts on the captivating and poignant novel that is Black Volta; I would say if you are a reader who Is tired of reading the same old books that are lackluster and forgettable then take a chance with this one because I promise you now that you will not be disappointed! Black Volta gets five stars from me, book lovers! So be sure to have a read of the preview below, you won’t regret it!
Thank you so much for reading book lovers! I appreciate it so much. Here is a preview of the book for all of you lovely readers to enjoy! Please have a read of the preview and if you find that you have loved what you have read then all you need to do is follow the links below!
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