Mokokchung, 5 August (MTNews): A short story book in Ao Naga titled ‘AMAJOK aser tanga otsütem’ and written by Maongienla, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Fazl Ali College (FAC) was released on 5 August at Conference hall, Fazl Ali College, Mokokchung.
The book was formally released by Rev Dr M Rongsen, President, Ao Riju while Lima Lemdor, Pastor, FAC Union Church, pronounced the dedicatory prayer.
In her speech, the author, Maongienla, thanked all individuals who contributed towards the successful completion of the book. She specifically mentioned two of her former students who contributed to the design of her book cover and illustrations inside the book. She also expressed her gratitude towards the Department of English, FAC for their support and help throughout the writing of her book.
‘Bendangsenla, Associate Prof, Department of English, FAC, in her review of the book stated that the ‘AMAJOK aser tanga otsütem’, unlike other short stories, is tied to a character by the name of Aonaro. She said that it is not stated in the stories but the reader can connect as one reads through the stories.
She also felt that because the stories in the book are personal accounts of real people, ordinary individuals can relate to them. She further added that the characters in the stories are not explained in detail but their ways and behaviors explain the biography of a character, and this, she said, is the talent of the author. According to her, the characters tend to be the mouthpiece of the author in many books but they have no agenda for the author in this book.
She concluded that the work captures the angst of a housewife and the feeling of lack that women suffer in society.
Earlier, Dr I Wati Imchen, Principal, FAC in his welcome address, thanked the author for choosing FAC for the release of the book while also welcoming everyone to the event.
The program was chaired by Repabenla, Asst. Prof. Department of Ao, FAC. The book will be available for purchase on Amazon website.