Neena Maiya


I was born in The Land of Many Waters, on the north-east tip of South America.

Y'all ain't never see a place like where I come from. Trees walk. Jumbies (dead people spirit) walk day and night (though only a lucky few ever see them). People tell stories more tall than coconut trees, in fact, they reach the moon before the USA ever land there.

Me? I only trying to record them long-tall tales and share them with the world.

Call me a story-teller addicted to people, music, books, craft, art, earth, sky, sea.

Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your latest book?
Home definitely ain't a boring place to be.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
A popular literary agent once said that he longed for books like Anna Karenina to be written again. He hinted that books today were mere shadows of such a great book.

I felt diminished.

Then I was incensed.

How dare he decide, like those petty gods in Greek legends, whose voice was worthy and whose had no value?

I became even more determined that I would speak the way I wanted to. I would use my language, my dialect, my songs, to tell stories of people who, to the Great World, might seem insignificant but, in the world of humanity, are people of infinite value.

To quote Miriam Makeba:

I shall sing,
Sing my song,
Be it right,
Be it wrong.

Indie author I would be.
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Where to find Neena Maiya online


Big Ole Home By De Sea
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 56,660. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships & Family » Family activities
(5.00 from 1 review)
Slices of daily life in a sunny home by the sea. For good measure, the goings-on of the locals around the home are thrown in. The book is liberally sprinkled with madcap…at times, philosophical…conversations between mother and daughter, visitors, tradesmen. Food is plentiful. Tall tales add to the sauce. A ghost seeks help. Stones grow. A snake dances.

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communication    community    culture    family    home    humor    humour    mother    travel    women   

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