Stories from Nagaland book launched in Kohima

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 2/11/2021 1:43:30 PM IST

Avinuo Kire’s latest book, “the last light of glory days: stories from Nagaland”, published by Delhi based publishing house, Speaking Tiger, had a local release at The Common Room, Kohima.

According to a press book was released and introduced to local readers by principal, Kohima College, Dr. Ralimongla who congratulated the author on behalf of Kohima College.

She stated that her accomplishments brought accolade to the college and made the college a potential for excellence in education. Dr. Ralimongla further stated that all her achievements came from her hard work, motivation and passion and that she had done service to the people by penning down stories for future generation.

Meanwhile, in her speech, the author thanked Speaking Tiger Books and explained that the book was a collection of ten short stories, divided in two parts: “the disturbance”, which has three interconnected stories based on the events of the Indo-Naga conflict from the late 1940s-90s; while “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 gratefulness for being able to listen and learn from them.

It may be noted that Avinuo Kire has previously authored an anthology of short stories, “the power to forgive and other stories” (Zubaan), a collection of poetry, “where wildflowers grow” (Barkweaver) and has documented and co-authored a collection of oral narratives titled “Naga heritage centre: people stories” (PenThrill).

She currently teaches English at Kohima College, Kohima. “The Last Light of Glory Days” is available at The Common Room and Crossword, Kohima. Readers can also order the book online at and other e-commerce sites.


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