CIRCLES – Sample Reader Reviews


CIRCLES is now at Silverbird (Accra), Tech bookstore (Kumasi) and Amazon (online).

If you’re done reading and you want to write a review, just let me know and I’ll post it. Here are a few reader reviews for this week:

Leroy Ankrah

Leroy Ankrah

Ultimately, ‘Circles’ is a story about friendships, and also, to a good extent, love. There are circles of friends, members individually interacting with each other in the group, and also with different circles of friends, somehow all fitting together, whether by coincidence, or some twist of fate cooked up by the author. Boakyewaa Glover weaves an interesting, well-paced tale of the misadventures of Rabbie, as she explores and evaluates the relationships with people around her and how they have shaped her life. As each cycle revolves, some bonds are strengthened and others are broken. Rabbie’s story is unique, filled with several unexpected twists; some amusing, others sad and even scary. Yet, as Boakyewaa brings her characters to life, you get the sense that she has just described someone you know; perhaps even yourself – and by the end of the book, you’ll wonder whether just maybe you should start looking back at your own ‘circles.’


Angela Renkema

Circles! What an amazing book. I devoured it in a day!! From the beginning I was wrapped up in Rabbie’s many mistakes that she has made in love. She was so easy to relate to. While reading the book I was thinking “wow, that was the same position I was in a couple years ago, probably shouldn’t have done that!”  There were moments in the book where all you could do is laugh at Rabbie for her thoughts, and other moments I just wanted to cry with her because of the pain she felt.  After reading the book I felt like I was enlightened! I haven’t made all those mistakes, so the ones I haven’t, I hopefully can avoid in the future. Basically, Circles is about the cold hard truth of love and life, with a comical twist. It was a wonderful book, and yes I plan on reading it again! And on that note I leave you with one of my favourite quotes in the book, when yet again, love has failed another one of the characters in the book.

“Every single person has that one person who steals your heart and never really gives it back” – Circles.

Yvette Ansah
Circles is a great read, guaranteed to hook you in from the beginning.  The first chapters of the book were a fun walk down memory lane as someone who grew up in Accra in the early 90s. Rabbie is quite a complex character and she surprised me many times with some of the choices she made. That said, almost everyone can relate to some part of Rabbie’s recount of love, pain and friendship. Boakyewaa Glover has a very impressive writing style and I thoroughly enjoyed reading Circles!   
Mammie Hutchful
Love has always been said to be one of the greatest gifts and yet one of the most confusing and challenging experiences many people have to deal with. Circles delves deep into the love life of Rabbie Daniels and exposes the many faces of love; the ugly and the beautiful. It tells of Rabbie’s quest for a fast and exciting love life which leaves her running away from Osei, the one who truly loves her and into the arms of cassanovas such as Ato, whose love lasts for only a season and is filled with constant heartache. Circles is a true reflection of the joys and pains of loving and whether you are the over-loving boyfriend or the un-loved girlfriend, it is easy to relate to the warped love life of Rabbie Daniels at one point in your own love journey.