Author: Keith Knecht
Publish: 2009
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781502526526
Pages: 168

A deadly new disease is beginning to spread throughout the world. John, the child of missionaries to Africa and a medical researcher for the pharmaceutical company Dienicem, thinks he has found a cure in a sample of a potion sent to him by his old friend Beyon, a shaman from Liberia. John must travel to Liberia and find Beyond while fighting for survival against the harsh African jungle, the violent Leopard Society, and the cruel Lars Gruber. Ultimately, John must resolve his own inner conflict- the clash between his Westernized self and his roots as the African child, Zhou.

The novel, Zahwu, received a Lexile scoring of 800L.