Easterine Kire


Well known Poet and Author

Easterine Kire was born in March 1959 to an Angami Naga family in Nagaland, India. She did her schooling in Kohima. She did her undergraduate study in Shillong followed by a course in journalism in Delhi. She has a phD in English literature from Savitribai Phule Pune University. Easterine Kire (Nagaland, 1959) is a poet and novelist and holds a Doctorate in English Literature from the University of Pune. Considered one of the greatest literary voices in her region, she has written various books in English, including volumes of poetry, novels and short stories. Her first collection of poems, Kelhoukevira, and her first novel, A Naga Village Remembered, both written in English, were the first poetry collection and novel to be published by a writer from Nagaland. The author has been a pioneer in opening up the fascinating and vibrant traditional Naga culture to the rest of the world through her writing. With the aim of preserving and enhancing her mother tongue, Tenyidie, she has collected 200 oral poems in the language in addition to producing a translation into English. Easterine Kire is a poet and author who currently lives in northern Norway.