2016 Independent Publisher Book Awards Gold Medal for Multicultural Fiction
2015 Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Award Honorable Mention for Multicultural Fiction
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 novel that will leave you questioning the impact of the trans-Atlantic slave trade on the physical and spiritual realms.