A novel ‘Way Home’ by Class-9 student launched

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Dr. Easterine Kire releasing Way Home written by Ruukuonuo Liegise on Thursday evening

KOHIMA, September 27: A novel titled “Way Home” published by PenThrill Publication House and written by Rüükuonuo Leigise, a class 9 student of G.Rio Higher Secondary School Kohima was released this evening by Dr. Easterine Kire, Poet and Novelist at Hotel Japfü.
Way Home is an inspiring account of John who lost everybody he ever loved; and in his journey of self-discovery, meets people who would change his life forever. It is a gripping story of loss, unbearable separation and grief – a book that opens to its readers a world of overflowing love and grace.
Releasing the book, Dr. Easterine Kire remarked that this is a season of creativity for Nagas- a season of recording, writing, documenting and song-writing. Dwelling on writing, she also said, there is no rule for writing but you just have to start. She said it is like maths where you get better the more you practice.
“We have to start by recognizing that we have living books of history”, she further stated while emphasizing on the need to document stories through the elderly.
During the launch, Rüükuonuo Liegise noted that the launch is a very remarkable day for her while stating that, “I will always remember this day as the day I started off as a writer.” She also expressed that “Home is not an address, home is not people but home is a feeling” while dwelling on the title of her book and further added that it was inspired by the many people she has met in her life.
In her publisher’s note, Vishü Rita Krocha said that at the age of fourteen, Rüükuonuo Liegise has accomplished a great feat by writing a novel -something that many writers dream of. Stating that PenThrill is proud to associate with such fresh, young and promising talents, she also said that her book, “Way Home” is rich in content and carries all the essential elements of character, setting, plot, style, tone, and theme. In the meantime, she stated that it is important to listen to the voices of children, to get into their worlds and see how they view life and the world because they are our future.
Way Home is priced at Rs. 350 and is the 16th publication of PenThrill. Highlights of the programme included dedicatory prayer by Rev. Shan Kikon, Pastor of Faith Harvest Church Kohima, book review by Dina Walling (Author’s English teacher), special number by Suiyipeule Liegise and acknowledgements by Heinswading Liegise. The programme was chaired by Mhasiselie Theunuo.
(Page News Service)