For the People Press, 2016
From the publisher: When 17-year-old enslaved girl Addis accidentally kills her enslaver, the first president of the young country Amerika, she unwittingly becomes the face of the greatest conflict in the nation’s short history. On the run for her life, with unlikely friends and a world of enemies, Addis becomes the most wanted person alive and a global symbol of hope for enslaved people longing for freedom.
Written in an 18th Century Black Diasporic vernacular, BOOK OF ADDIS reaches back in time to explore the intergenerational impact of oppression and plots a daring path into the future. An epic tale of love, loss, and the cost of liberation, BOOK OF ADDIS: CRADLED EMBERS is the first novel in the 3-part literary fiction series BOOK OF ADDIS.