A book ‘The last light of glory days: Stories from Nagaland’ released
Dimapur, Feb. 11 (EMN): A book titled “The last light of glory days: Stories from Nagaland” written by Avinuo Kire and published by a Delhi-based publishing house ‘Speaking Tiger Books’ was released by the principal of Kohima College Dr. Ralimongla in Kohima.
Speaking at the event, Dr. Ralimongla has congratulated the author for bringing accolade to the college and also making it a potential centre of excellence in education by her contribution towards educating young minds. Dr. Ralimongla also attributed all her achievements to hard work, inspiration, motivation and passion.
She further appreciated the author for doing a great service to the people by penning down stories for the future generations.
Also speaking on the occasion, the author thanked ‘Speaking Tiger Books’ for bringing out the book and explained that “The last light of glory days” is a collection of ten short stories, divided in two parts. According to her, the first part namely ‘The Disturbance’ has three inter-connected stories based on the events of the Indo-Naga conflict from the late 1940s-90s, while the second part ‘New tales from an old world’ carries seven standalone stories that weave together Naga folk legends with everyday life.
Kire added that a few of the stories were inspired by oral narrators and expressed her gratitude for having been able to listen and learn from them.
Kire had earlier authored an anthology of short stories “The power to forgive and other stories,” a collection of poetry “Where wildflowers grow,” and has documented and co-authored a collection of oral narratives titled “Naga heritage centre: People stories.” She currently teaches English at Kohima College, Kohima.
‘The last light of glory days’ would be available at “The Common Room” and “Crossword,” Kohima. Readers could also order the book online at www.speakingtigerbooks.com, amazon.in and various other e-commerce sites.
An invocation was said by Khrieketounuo Solo, assistant pastor of Baptist Mission Church, Kohima.