‘Kire’s rich and creative storytelling relays important moral messages about human behaviour within a compelling narrative.’ – The Lady
A compelling fable from an award-winning indigenous writer. Drawing on ancient tribal tales from Nagaland, Northeast India, SPIRIT NIGHTS is an exciting UK debut for Easterine Kire. It tells of a prophecy fulfilled when a number of villages are enveloped in an endless darkness.
‘A rich festival of storytelling – playful, poignant and profound. Easterine Kire reimagines marvels for new audiences, shining fresh light on ancient wisdom and revealing truths that have united humanity for centuries. A beautiful read.’ Ann Morgan, novelist and author of Reading the World
A terrible taboo has been violated in the spirit world. A wise elder feels the village crumble as her people are isolated and frightened. She knows that only through acting with wisdom and courage, and journeying into unknown realms, can the people get the light back.
But who would dare to do that?
Lockdowns, Spirit Visions, Eternal Darkness – Spirit Nights delivers a unique, timely tale from Nagaland.
‘To read Easterine Kire is to fall under the spell of an easeful, velvety, pitch-perfect storytelling. This book is especially memorable for a powerful female protagonist whose age ripened wisdom is needed to save a community on the verge of being engulfed and erased by darkness.’ – Gayathri Prabhu
Spirit Nights also includes informative notes, and an essay about real ‘Dark Time Accounts’ – tribal stories of periods when the world tumbles into seemingly endless night time.