From the Publisher
What I find fascinating about this imaginary tale is that it does not follow the usual patterns expected in a story written by an 11-year-old. Happiness, sadness, joy, and sorrow are artfully interwoven into the lives of a herd of elephants, making the reader recognize that life within any community, whether human or elephant, may not be very different after all.
The Law of the Savannah is not the work of a child learning to write an interesting story; rather, it is the result of the stirring of a young writer’s consciousness – a writer who shows signs of awakening to the realities of life around her. I happen to be Naomi’s proud uncle and also her editor and have watched her creative talents develop as exemplified by the acclaim she has received for many of her previous articles and essays.
So relax and allow yourself to be captivated by this story, which will take you to many surprising and exotic places in the African savannah and bring you to the final conclusion – it is only love that really matters in life.
Thilal Nanayakkara (Editor)