The much awaited sequel to the novel Campus Blues written by Sentilong Ozüküm titled ‘Dreams & Chaos’ was formally launched at the Urban Hub Café by the Book Club of Jubilee Memorial College, Mokokchung. Speaking at the programme, Sentilong Ozüküm said that the novel was an attempt at portraying the alienation and hopelessness felt by the younger generation due to imbalances in the social structures. He extended his appreciation to the Jubilee Memorial College Book Club and Heritage Publishing House, Dimapur. He also stressed upon the need to revive the dying art of storytelling and oral narratives and said that the habit of reading among the younger generation should be encouraged.
In a note, Dr. Lanusangla Tzudir of Heritage Publishing House, Dimapur stated that “‘Dreams & Chaos’ frames the predicament in intellectual and social terms and offers self critical analysis as a neccesary tool for grappling with Naga realities and for young Nagas to find a place for their dreams in the chaos.”
The novel has been adapted into an original Web Series, produced by the Dimapur Ao Baptist Church Youth Ministry and directed by the award winning filmmaker, Bendang Walling and is scheduled for a late November 2020 release.
The program was chaired by Limayanger and a special song was presented by Angangla, both members of the JMC Book Club. Imliwabang, Pastor Christ Mokokchung offered the dedicatory prayer. The novel is priced at Rs 400 and is available for purchase in all leading bookstores across the state as well as online at www.ilandlo.com. A kindle version of the book priced at Rs 299 is available at the Amazon Kindle store.