Thursday, August 18, 2022

New book by Naga writer Avinuo released

Correspondent

A book titled, “Where The Cobbled Path Leads” written by Avinuo Kire was released by Kohima College Kohima (KCK), vice-principal, Keneilesa Neikha, during a programme at KCK conference hall on Friday.
Sharing the publisher’s note, Penguin Random House, commissioning editor, Rea Mukherjee, wrote that she first encountered Avinuo’s writing when she read one of her earlier books. After that, Rea said she was on a mission to find a way to reach out to the writer to get to know her and to discuss more storytelling with her.
Rea narrated how the two of them got in touch in an unexpected manner as destiny would have designed it.
She expressed her immense joy to publish Avinuo’s new book, Where the Cobbled Path Leads. “The life she has breathed into her book, the characters she has formed, the story she has created, the themes she has discussed and most importantly, the rich history and culture of Nagaland that is she has so beautifully weaved into her narrative is nothing short of masterful storytelling,” Rea said. She hoped that the book would reach far and wide and receives the love, admiration and respect it deserves.
She further hoped to publish many more of her books and to further deepen the relationship as author and editor.
She expressed regret for not being able to be there today to celebrate with the writer.
However, she expressed her deepest gratitude to the writer for trusting the publisher with her creation. “May we all learn to love, grow and embrace what life might throw way. We’re more resilient than we think we are,” Rea said in her note.
Earlier, the launch was chaired by KCK assistant professor, Dr. Theyiesinuo Keditsu, while associate professor and HoD (English) Megovono Üsou delivered the welcome note. A prayer was offered by assistantt professor, C Vezholu Kotso while publisher’s note was read by assistant professor, Dr. Emisenla Jamir. An observation on the book was given by literary critic and former HoD (English), Dr. Kevileno Sakhrie while KCK students presented a special number.

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