The Many That I Am - Writings from Nagaland, Hardback Book

The Many That I Am - Writings from Nagaland Hardback


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A grandmother's tattoos, the advent of Christianity, stories woven into fabrics, a tradition of orality, the imposition of a "new" language, and a history of war and conflict-all of this and much more informs the writers and artists in this book.

Filmmaker and writer Anungla Zoe Longkumer brings together, for the first time, a remarkable set of stories, poems, first-person narratives, and visuals that showcase the breadth of Naga women's creative and literary expression.

The essays are written in English, a language the Nagas-who had no tradition of written literature-made their own after the arrival of Christianity in the region during the nineteenth century.

In The Many That I Am, each writer speaks of the many journeys women undertake to reclaim their pasts and understand their complex present.