The Many That I Am: Writings from Nagaland
EDITOR: Anungla Zoe Longkumer
A grandmother tattoos, the advent of Christianity, stories woven into fabrics, a tradition of morality, the imposition of a ‘new’ language, a history of war and conflict: all this and much more informs the writers and artists in this book. Filmmaker and writer anungla Zoe longkumer brings together here, for the first time, a remarkable set of stories, poems, first-person narratives and visuals that reflect the many facets of women’s writing in Nagaland. Written in English, A language The Nagas — who had no tradition of written literature — made their own after the church came to Nagaland, each piece speaks of women’s many journeys to reclaim their pasts and understand their complex present.