Speaker Phejin Konyak at ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2018

Phejin Konyak

WRITER

Phejin Konyak is the great granddaughter of a tattooed head-hunter, Ahon, who was a prominent member of the Konyak tribe. He was one of the first interpreters to travel with the British ethnographer JH Hutton during his writing of the Diaries of Two Tours in the Naga Hills in 1923. Phejin lives in Shiyong village, Mon District, Nagaland, India. In between running the Konyak Tea Retreat and her farm, she writes and travels to remote villages interacting with the tattooed elders and documenting the tattoo patterns, poems and sayings.



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