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Diamond of Dust: Book by former drug user tells of victory

By EMN Updated: Jan 29, 2019 12:03 am
Anato Swu, on the left, with Rev. S Vithoshe Swu.

Eastern Mirror Desk
Dimapur, Jan. 28: A victor in his own right after emerging from 20 years of drug abuse, a Naga youth by the name A Anato Swu has released a book “A Diamond of Dust,” documenting his struggle. The book was released on Mon. Jan. 28 in the conference hall of Hotel Acacia in Dimapur. The book is published by Maurice Wylie Media (MWM), Northern Ireland, was released by senior pastor Rev. S Vithoshe Swu.

An MBBS dropout from Andhra Medical College, 38-year old Swu confessed that he struggled with drug abuse for 20 years. Things escalated during his third semester at the medical school. He recounted that he was always drawn toward literature, music and had even composed a few songs. But after getting into drugs his interests in literature and music became an obsession.

“God blessed me with free will but I chose the wrong path. God had a purpose for me, which is why I am alive even after so many years of drug abuse and rejected by the society,” Swu said. It was in early 2013 that he was able to come out of drug abuse and committed to writing. His commitment bore fruit in 2014 with the release of his first book “The Great Satanic Pitfall.”
Swu said the release of his book was possible because of the trust invested by people in spite of his flaws.

According to a forward to the book by James E Scott, community pastor of New Life City Church, the publication is an account of life with addiction from both a personal and family perspective.

“This book throws down a challenge not just to those in addiction or helping someone with addiction, it also challenges the heart of a Christian who works in the field,” Scott states.
Scott stated that the author leads the readers down a number of polarising paths that clashed against the stereotyped life.

By EMN Updated: Jan 29, 2019 12:03:31 am