Elep Returns: The Story of a Tree and its Conversion into Paper by Arnold Mundua. Published (reprint) by Medtec, ISBN: 9789384007096, 160 pages. Available from the author here
AFTER reading my book, Elep Returns: The Story of a Tree and its Conversion into Paper, many people asked me if I been to Japan. I said no. They asked me about the Tatachi Paper Mill. I said no.
There have been many other questions and statements about the book.
Writers Phil Fitzpatrick and Iriani Wanma recently revealed that Elep Returns was the first book they had read where the main character was a tree. Several other readers have made the same comment.
So I felt it would be a good idea to give an overview of how I conceived and wrote Elep Returns and provide some insights about the book.
Elep Returns tells the story of how a tree – Elep - grew in Kandrian on the south coast of West New Britain and was cut down and exported to Japan as a round log.