Novel based on domestic violence released
Dimapur, Aug. 27 (EMN): A book ‘My Mother’s Daughter’ was released by Dr. Kevileno Sakhrie, a retired associate professor at Kohima College in Kohima. The book was released on August 26 at Hotel Vivor, updates stated.
The novel was authored by Dr. Neikehienuo Mepfu-o, currently working as an assistant professor at the college.
Kohima College issued a press release to the media on Saturday informing about the book.
“My Mother’s Daughter is a novel on domestic violence which portrays the vicious cycle of violence and how it continues and extends to the lives of children as they become adults. It narrates the lives and experiences of a mother and daughter as domestic abuse victims,” the press release stated.
In the Publisher’s Note by Dr. Lanusangla Tzudir of Heritage Publishing House, she claimed how the voice of the “women writers” from Nagaland has “caught the attention of scholars from all over the country.” She stated that the novel is the first fictional novel for Heritage Publishing House.
The author Mepfu-o thanked the women and girls who had the courage to share their experiences with her through which she was able to document and write these stories on.
“This book is theirs as much as it is mine”, she stated. “This book is written with the sole purpose of reminding us of different realities parallel to our own. It is not a story of defeat but about building trust and supporting one another and how important it is for girls and women to find and empower one another as we try to find our ‘selves’. It is time to shift the narrative -a narrative that is not so focused on revenge, hatred, or bitterness but a positive narrative which will open further avenues for a conversation that will find answers for young girls, the women of tomorrow.”