I woke yesterday at three am to read, proceeded to finish a book and then attended a book launch in the afternoon. It was a perfect day to end an otherwise miserable month!
“ For his entire life, former Chief Justice Joseph Annan has had his eyes on his country’s top prize: the presidency of Ghana. And this time, he will stop at nothing to ensure the title is his alone. But can he stop his world from falling apart in he process? The Justice is a searing political thriller that follows a career politician in his last gasp for the highest honor, as friends, foes and family are embroiled in his relentless play for power.”
August 29th marked the end of an eight-month Election Petition case which challenged the results of our 2012 Presidential Elections. The petition held our collective attention – the Supreme Court judges, counsels for both petitioners and respondents, contempt rulings and so on – fascinated and annoyed us in equal measure. The Justice is timely indeed!
This is Boakyewaa Glover’s third book. Her other novels are Circles (Romance, 2009) and Tendai (Science Fiction, 2013). During the Q&A, Boakyewaa said she likes to try different genres and wouldn’t want to pigeon-hole her craft. She works full-time for a company in Accra yet she maintains a focus on her writing, saying writing is her true passion.
This new novel is a very “now” book. Fiction that describe our current realities as Ghanaians are in short supply. Dr Esi Ansah, reviewing the book at the launch, said The Justice excellently portrays ‘the system’ in Ghana and how this broken system rules everything. The ‘system’ is a term Ghanaians use to describe our political, socio-economic and cultural environment. Ansah loved the book, adding:
“…The Justice crosses boundaries, presenting its readers with a realistic, three-dimensional tale of power, love, sex, politics, money and deception.”
I’m looking forward to reading and reviewing The Justice. I’ll also do a giveaway of the book so stay tuned!