Strength of a Name

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STRENGTH of a Name, a book pub­lished by a Fiji writer will soon hit the shelves. Au­thor Tu­lia Na­cola got the in­spi­ra­tion from her par­ents to write the book, which is about their love and un­der­stand­ing of each other. “Their love in­spired me and it will al­ways be a form of hap­pi­ness that I will hold very close to my heart,” she said. The story line in Strength of Name fol­lows the life of a Fijian boy and his jour­ney from a thatched house to a place far be­yond the imag­i­na­tion of his an­ces­tors. It cap­tures the sto­ries that were told to Na­cola by her par­ents, who had heard them from their own par­ents in the hope that the gen­er­a­tions who come af­ter will know about and ap­pre­ci­ate their an­ces­tors. “I wrote this book to keep the char­ac­ters and their ex­pe­ri­ences alive. They will live for­ever through the words and the mes­sage of love and un­der­stand­ing will con­tinue to ex­ist.” Na­cola said the art of sto­ry­telling needs to be kept alive: “I be­lieve it’s a beau­ti­ful gift to re­ceive, look af­ter and then hand over.” “My story and the way I have told it and self­pub­lished it, is my way of say­ing that any­one can do it. It is so im­por­tant, you just need to give time – time for your­self, your thoughts, time away from the dis­trac­tions, time away from what keeps you busy from your­self and most im­por­tantly, time for love.”

TU­LIA NA­COLA

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