Author Florence Strait uncovers a captivating epic that will take readers through the customs and traditions of the Chin people and let them experience a journey that will touch their hearts with her new publication, “Chin Boy.” A truly great read, this narrative poem chronicles a Chin boy’s arrival in the village of Haka.
One day, a Chin boy trekked from the higher Himalayas and early one biting morning, he came into the village. No Chin boys his size should ever have travelled alone. It is not their custom. But the Chin boy claimed that he broke tradition. His grandfather took the chance to let him try his luck. He wants the boy to try something new, not the same work expected from a member of a Chin clan. And thus he arrived there, asking to be part of the author’s mission household. A cook’s helper will do. Will he be able to succeed in that endeavor?
This lengthy narrative poem tells a fascinating story that explores the traditions and customs of the Chin tribe. It is both entertaining and insightful, highlighting the culture and resilience of the Chin people. It provides a picture of the past and perfectly describes the Chins’ way of life through the eyes of a village boy. The author conveys the tale through poetry. Readers will find the rhythmic words enticing and worthwhile to read.
Engaging and heartwarming, “Chin Boy” will let readers get a glimpse of a rich culture that not many are aware of, taking them on an unforgettable journey of courage and discovery.
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