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.
|Publisher:||Field Order Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.70(d)|
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This book was very good. Sometimes hard to read with everything happening in N. America right now, but still great and I would recommend it to everyone.
Fascinating weave of history and imaginarion
I loved this book. So wonderfully written, sometimes sad but thought provoking. My heart still goes out to Awaiti and those restless souls searching for peace. Pick this one up. You will not regret it!
I'm not even going to lie; this book startled me. I sat, pensive at my computer, seeking the right words to describe this book, for quite some time before reviewing. I started the weekend with three books under my belt and The Truth About Awiti, by CP Patrick dominated my reading schedule. I couldn't leave it, my heart aching from the bits of historical tragedies. I finally came to realize, I'd developed a sort of 'Love/Hate' relationship with the book. I became entranced in what felt like a lilting, poetic, historical emprise, bearing a sense of both melancholy and triumph. The story is powerful, emotional, upsetting even. I quickly understood why it received so much acclaim. The book is an atheneum of lives, a collection of entries from the living and the dead, spanning hundreds of years. Stories of how White Faces ravaged villages, warriors chained together while witnessing the rapes and murders of mothers, wives and daughters. Even mutinous battles on the sea where adulterous activities were commonplace. Each entry carried a theme, a purpose, that either told of a wrong, the dealing of wrong, revenge, remorse and acceptance. Most of them spoke or concerned Awiti, a bi-racial young woman who was gifted with powers of immortality. With her power, she exacted revenge, through billowing waves on the seas to wash away evil sailors, or thunderstorms of wind and rain on land. She creatively did so much more, but her sole purpose was to give those who'd done wrong to the Africans of the world what they deserved. She went everywhere, filled with a bitterness more hostile than any whipping from the Master, and made them pay... Other times, someone was... Full review at http://bit.ly/1VEABqL **Book was provided by author CP Patrick, for an honest review.
Reviewed by Deborah Lloyd for Readers' Favorite Is there a connection between the hurricanes that originate off the West Coast of Africa and the slave trade to the Americas? Is it possible angry, restless spirits have created problems for those who participated in slavery and their descendants? CP Patrick’s gripping storytelling in The Truth about Awiti explores these thought-provoking questions. The first story begins with Awiti, a special girl growing up with a loving family in a close-knit, supportive African village. Her pleasant life ends when white men ravage the village and kidnap many to become slaves. She never sees her family again, but finds solace with a handsome lover – a man who exchanges his immortality for her mortality. Consumed with an infinite anger, Awiti shows her rage in various ways over the centuries. This book includes an excellent historical exploration of the ongoing, horrific effects of slavery and racism. While many books concentrate on slavery on plantations, very few address the long lasting effects in Africa. Beginning in the 1600s and ending with Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, CP Patrick supplies the reader with a comprehensive understanding of slavery, the misuse of power, and the effects of insatiable greed. CP Patrick also introduces a spiritual belief system that may be unfamiliar to most. However, many cultures do believe agitated spirits are unable to move forward in the afterlife and continue to haunt the lands where they suffered incredible torture and death. Patrick interweaves historical facts with the spiritual aspects in a most intriguing way. This book is simply compelling – you will never forget it.