About the Book
The Return is a deeply character-driven story, and it helps that Amemo brings such lively and nuanced characters to life. If you’re looking for an interesting read that pulls back the curtain on the lives we lead, this book is a stellar one. Ages pass in the blink of an eye, but you feel close to the characters, revelling in their glories and enduring their hardships alongside them. It’s a beautiful story that you won’t want to miss
About the Author
George Pascal Amemo is a rising star among young African authors. George grew up in Ghana, West Africa, and now lives in Loudoun County in the U.S. Commonwealth of Virginia. A graduate of George Washington University, who holds a bachelor’s degree in Integrated Information Science & Technology and currently works as an IT Support Analyst. As of fall 2020, George has been accepted by Georgetown University to begin his Master’s Program in Technology Management.
Qn 1: Can you tell us more about your book What is it about?
The Return is a story about learning where you come from, and embracing the parts of your past—the parts you’ve experienced yourself, as well as the genealogical ones that have followed you through history—that make you who you are. Author George Pascal Amemo delivers a heartfelt and expansive look at the reality of the world some of us find ourselves in, where certain citizens are forced to hold their tongues or express themselves with an expected level of savoir-faire. The tale cuts deeper than that, however, looking beyond those challenges, and into more narrow concepts of individuality, personal growth and cultural history.
Is the life you were born into a determinant of the life you will live? What does it take to raise yourself out of your circumstances? Can one unexpected event bring a family together?
Born to hardworking parents who endured their share of hardship and heartache, Jasmine finds herself navigating the blessings and obstacles on the road laid out for her. Armed with grit and a passion for justice, Jasmine’s life is a journey to leave it better than she found it while remaining true to herself and her modest upbringing.
Deshawn, born into similar but more challenging circumstances than Jasmine, has all but made peace with the fact that he is a product of his neighbourhood, despite his quality private school education. After all, private school education doesn’t shelter one who lives in the projects. After getting involved with the wrong crowd and seeing where that road leads, he swallows his pride and sets out to trace his roots—a journey through his genealogy that takes him halfway across the world.
The Return takes readers on a cultural adventure as the characters ask hard questions examining the differences and similarities between cultures, discovering their origins, and embracing their heritage.
The Return is a deeply character-driven story, and it helps that Amemo brings such lively and nuanced characters to life. If you’re looking for an interesting read that pulls back the curtain on the lives we lead, this book is a stellar one. Ages pass in the blink of an eye, but you feel close to the characters, revelling in their glories and enduring their hardships alongside them.
Qn 2: Who do you think would be interested in this book, is it directed at any particular market?
Africans and Americans of all ages. Africans and African Americans across the globe
Qn 3: Out of all the books in the world, and all the authors, which are your favourite and why?
The Alchemist and The Return. They are inspiring stories
Qn 4: What guidance would you offer to someone new, or trying to enhance their writing?
Just write and edit later
Qn 5: Where can our readers find out more about you, do you have a website, or a way to be contacted?
Facebook: Amemo Amemo —- https://www.facebook.com/geopascon
Twitter: George Pascal Amemo — geopasconn —- https://twitter.com/geopasconn
Instagram: amemo_amemo —– https://www.instagram.com/amemo_amemo/
Linkedln: George Amemo —- https://www.linkedin.com/in/george-a-715b1b17/