A tormented woman caught in a cycle of disastrous choices, searching for love and validation, Circles is the cleverly woven tale of Rabbie, a tormented young woman caught in a cycle of disastrous choices, searching for love and validation. Despite the driven accomplished exterior Rabbie projects, she is plagued by demons from her past. For the last 15 years, Rabbie has made one bad misguided decision after the other. And even as her career blossoms, her personal life is in shambles.
After one particularly devastating conversation with Ato, the man she has loved and obsessed over for nine years, Rabbie realizes it is time to step on the brakes and take stock of what has pushed her to the point of loss and insurmountable heartache.
Rabbie is the product of her choices; and good or bad, the decisions she has made and continues to make determine her future.
Just a few months shy of thirty she feels she has lived a life fit for 40. But now, she can barely breathe, barely live, as her past licks at her heels and drags her around in a cycle of remorse and pain. Rabbie knows it is definitely time to confront the truth of her past in order to have any hope of the future – any fleeting hope of a fulfilling future.
A far cry from typical afro-centric literature, Circles is a romantic drama based in an urban/modern 21st century Ghana, the Ghana Boakyewaa grew up in. The characters are complex, intriguing and starkly realistic. In a descriptive, yet almost casual manner, Boakyewaa leads you on a fascinating journey through Rabbie’s eyes; and with each page and each chapter, you’re sold hook, line and sinker into her world, and you wonder, just as she does, where is all this leading to?