Abebi tells the story of the incredible journey of a female warrior and apprentice healer of the Come-if-yuh-Dare Maroons, a mythical seventeenth century band of runaway slaves in the Jamaica Blue Mountains. When her idyllic life is violently upended by a series of natural and spiritual disasters, she is forced to take drastic measures to endure. Dripping with mystical realism, this novel takes you on Abebi’s sacred journey as she confronts real and psychological demons in her quest for identity, redemption, and a way back home. The novel celebrates the will to love and survive even in the darkest of times.
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