Spirit Nights

By Easterine Kire

Category: Fiction, Women's

Formats available: Paperback, Ebook, Audiobook

Pages: 200

Publication date: 24/02/22

ISBN-13: 9781909954540

Drawing on ancient tribal tales from Nagaland, northern India, Spirit Nights is a compelling fable of traditions and women’s power, from an award-winning indigenous writer.

An ancient prophecy is fulfilled when darkness envelops a number of villages for days on end. The only thing they know is that a terrible taboo has been violated in the spirit world. Only by crossing the borders between the natural world and the spirit world, and acting with wisdom and courage, can they get the light back. Who will dare to do that?



To read Easterine Kire is to fall under the spell of an easeful, velvety, pitch-perfect storytelling. Spirit Nights brings together the lull of fable, the revelation of allegory, the vitality of folklore and the intimacy of the familial in a manner that is distinctly Kire. 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

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

Easterine Kire

Dr Easterine Kire, poet, short story writer and novelist, was born in Kohima, Nagaland, a state in Northeast India. In 1982, she was the first Naga poet in English to have her poetry published. In 2003, she wrote A Naga Village Remembered, the first Naga novel in English. In 2011 she was awarded the Governor’s medal for excellence in Naga literature. Her novel, Bitter Wormwood was shortlisted for the Hindu Lit for Life prize in 2013 and in the same year, she received the Free Voice award from Barcelona. Easterine …