Saturday, March 18, 2017

The Blaft Book of Mizo Myths

The Blaft Book of Mizo Myths, our first release in 2 years, is (finally!) available in print in the USA, from Small Press Distribution and, in India from our site (, and as an ebook worldwide.

This was a really fun book to be involved with. Mizoram is a super interesting place... a tiny Indian state nestled in the hills on the Myanmar border; remote and beautiful; culturally unique; a success story in terms of education and human development, but somewhat difficult for outsiders to get to know about.
The author, Cherrie Lalnunziri Chhangte, is a rockstar academic from Mizoram University & Stanford who has a Ph.D. in African-American literature and has written on the parallels between Native American folklore and Northeastern Indian hill tribe mythology. 
Cherrie Chhangte
Her book presents 6 stories from pre-Christian Mizo mythology that reflect her interest in supernatural love affairs -- between humans and weretigers, humans and phungpuinu (a terrifically icky sort of goblin), humans and lasi (a race of elves or faeries), and more.

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