The Truth about Awiti (Paperback)

By C. P. Patrick

Field Order Press, 9780692287736, 316pp.

Publication Date: March 19, 2015



There is a commonly held belief the tropical storms and hurricanes that form off the coast of West Africa are not natural disasters, but rather they are retaliation by restless spirits impacted by one of the darkest chapters of world history-the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Awiti's destiny was forever changed the day the slave raiders arrived at her village. She made a life-altering decision with the hope of being reunited with her family, only to discover her effort was in vain. For centuries, her sadness raged within the winds and rain, resulting in tropical storms that devastated the South. But there is more to Awiti than creating hurricanes, as those who have encountered her love and wrath will attest. The truth is, there is so much more. Follow Awiti's story from mid-15th-century Africa to 21st-century New Orleans in this historical fantasy that will leave you questioning the impact of the trans-Atlantic slave trade on the physical and spiritual realms.

About the Author

CP Patrick (The Truth About Awiti; Dear Ancestors) enjoys writing fiction and fantasy interwoven with the African Diaspora experience. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Africana Studies from the University of South Florida, Master of Arts in African Studies from The Ohio State University, and Juris Doctor from Stetson University College of Law.