Through a tale of horses turned human, Cleopatra Egypt offers a unique treatment of Haitian culture and beliefs in “Magical Horses: An Original Haitian Folktale”
Now humans, the two head inland to figure out what to do with their new forms. Ogou wants revenge against Azaka and seeks out the spirit of death, while Freda uses compassion and understanding when dealing with the farmer. Their opposing paths will culminate in a bitter confrontation and surprise ending.
“Magical Horses” will enchant readers who are interested in magic, suspense and Haitian mythology. Full of song, dance and colorful rituals, the book, also available for Kindle, reveals the religious underpinnings of Haitian mythology, beliefs and culture while highlighting the moral consequences of revenge and compassion.
“Magical Horses: An Original Haitian Folktale” is available in paperback and e-book formats, for sale online at Amazon.com and via other channels.
About the Author: Cleopatra Egypt was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, in 1961. At the age of 11, she immigrated to Brooklyn with her parents and siblings. She went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in French literature from St. John’s University. Cleopatra is an acclaimed visual artist who loves to promote the richness of her Haitian culture through images made of sequins on fabric, writing and song and dance. Her work has been exhibited at several venues, most notably the Museum of Natural History on Jan. 14, 2004, during the “Living in America: The Haitian Experience” exhibition. She lives in Harlem.