Details about Shallow Waters by Anita Kopacz
Shallow Waters by Anita Kopacz ePub PDF free download – In creating Shallow Waters, Anita Kopacz has brilliantly stepped into the role of ritual storyteller, one who borrows the essence of her story from ancient ancestral lore, spins it as a yarn for modern times, and casts it as a soulful summons to the young and the old alike. A ritual storyteller unleashes a magical power and awakens an inner genius that invites her audience on a mesmerizing journey that captures the heart, releasing it only when the nal word of the nal sentence has been spoken. Anita has done no less. Yemaya, the central character, is fashioned from the myth/history of the Yoruba pantheon of gods and goddesses known as Orisha.
In the Ifa/Orisha tradition, Yemaya (Yemoja, Yemonja) is respected as the nurturing mother, the Black mermaid who accompanied and watched over the enslaved Africans on their long and treacherous journey from their homeland to the Americas. She is called the Mother of Fishes, fertile life-force energy. Though Anita demonstrates a keen knowledge of the myth/history, she also clearly knows Yemaya on a personal level. When asked about her connection with the Yemaya energy, she responded, “I would say that my connection is ancestral. My ancestors came from Nigeria and Ghana. My grandmother in St. Kitts would go to the ocean every morning at sunrise and pray. I feel like Yemaya has been with my family line for as long as I can remember.”