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A book ‘Brain through the meat grinder’ released in Dimapur

By Purnungba Longkumer Updated: Jun 25, 2022 9:10 pm
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Kevitho Kera (second from right) flanked by Dr. Rosemary Dzüvichü and Vishü Rita Krocha during the release of his book in Dimapur on Saturday.

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Dimapur, June 25 (EMN): Professor of English at Nagaland University, Dr. Rosemary Dzüvichü, released a book titled ‘Brain through the meat grinder’ written by Kevitho Kera and published by Penthrill Publication House, here at Hotel Saramati on Saturday.

Speaking on the occasion as the special guest, Dr. Dzüvichü said the best thing in literature be it poetry, drama or fictions, the most powerful thing comes out of sufferings, emotions and deep control.

“It is a book experienced by a young man and it is very much reflective of Naga society and it is a story of many of them,” she said.

Dr. Dzüvichü added that the book is also for parents to read and understand the emotions and dreams of their children, saying parents should not be living their dreams through their children.

The professor pointed out that mental illness is not a new thing in the Naga society but the only problem was that they have not learned how to deal with it. According to her, it is either keeping the mentally ill patient in an asylum or inside a locked door, not realising the need for professional and medical help.

Dzüvichü also opined that the book was meant to guide parents and the old generation to understand what goes through young people, adding “there is no shame in seeking professional medical help.”

While delivering the publisher’s note, Vishü Rita Krocha said that it takes immense courage to open up and talk about personal struggles. She expressed that the book will travel the distance and be read by people who don’t even know the author personally.

Krocha said mental health is one of the most pressing issues that is currently facing in the healthcare industry and many people are living with mental health conditions without getting the care that they need and deserve.

Krocha said the fulfillment in publishing the book was that it addressed the very important issue and even more special as it was about life experiences of somebody from its own land.

“This book will serve as a reminder to fellow sufferers that they are not alone and despite it being an isolating illness, there are a lot of people out there who are going through the same thing to know that they are not alone is an incredibly powerful feeling,” Krocha added.

Explaining about the book, Kevitho Kera said it holds a lot of significance in his life. He said it was not an attempt to bring out something deeply moving or scholarly but just a school boy’s account of his mental illness journey.

Kera added that he wrote the book not to earn money but to do his part in representing all those suffering from mental illness and creating awareness as well as a loving environment for them.

The author went on to say that those suffering from mental illness do not want people to sympathise but empathise. He further acknowledged his family members for being his pillar of support when he was at his lowest.

By Purnungba Longkumer Updated: Jun 25, 2022 9:10:33 pm
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