Elongated street lamps bow to the earth like angels and give dim
light to the dark city. Silent prayers for the dead and the living
are made and there arises an urban fantasy of allegorical insight
Storms of the Orisha traces the life of Deborah
Hendricks as she struggles to overcome her dementia, her traumatic
past, and her historical emptiness.
Searching for meaning, she finds solace in the teachings of an
archaic African Religion and the enigmatic priest who holds secrets
of reincarnations and resurrections yet to come. Under his guidance,
the trusting aspirant is led to believe that she will give birth to
a girl-child who will become the savior of humanity. But, Deborah’s
life is not made any easier: She is betrayed by the priest; the
child is born deformed; and she is under investigation for the
murder of her college professor. The distraught mother soon realizes
that she and her child are being purified by tragedy –that they are
caught in the middle of an eternal war between the divine orisha and
the evil ajogun.
The salvation of humanity lay in the balance and the demons are
winning...or so it appears. At the pivotal moment, the deformed
child reveals her true self as Oshun, the goddess who pleads for
humankind at the feet of the Creator.
And, the tides are turned.