About the Book
The series African Sorceress is set in the 1600s in what is now Ghana. In volume 1, A Warrior is Forged, the heroine, Kisa, grows up in a village hidden in the forest from the slave traders who were ravaging the countryside for victims. After the slavers find the village for the first time, the old village sorceress, Grandmother, trains Kisa to fight them with the help of magic and sorcery.
After the second raid, when Kisa?s beloved father is taken, Grandmother enlists Kisa with the help of the Black Samurai, who returns from Japan to train Kisa to be a warrior. When the slavers return for the third time, Kisa and the villagers are ready, and the war against the slave masters begins.
What if there was a great African sorceress who tried to save her people from the slave traders? How would we know from conventional history, which teaches only a white- and male-centered views of history? Africa does have a history and quite an amazing one. And what if women were not always suppressed? And what if their powers were of the earth, water, wind, and fire and not just witch doctor hokum?
This book is historical fiction. The history of the Atlantic slave trade is history. As for the great prophetess who I heard about from one man in Africa, who knows? For me, she has come to life in the person of Kisa. If you like heroic stories set in real historical times, read this book.
About the Author
I am a published author, a qualified teacher and a successful researcher. I have spent thousands of hours researching this book, including a journey to Africa where I first heard the oral tradition story on which my book is based. I believe that history has been biased towards white males and this book is a small step towards changing that. Although it is fiction, I am including historical characters and events about a place and a time that has been ignored by white historians.
I live in the bush in Australia, where I pump my own water, generate my own electricity and chop wood for my fire. I like the independence of life in nature. I have raised two sons in that environment and now have four grandchildren growing up in the bush. I love wildlife, am a qualified wildlife rescuer and also write books about Australian wildlife.