‘Finding Heraan’ is a work of fiction about a young man, Ageres, who is tasked with delivering a powerful message. The task proves a lot harder than he expects. He is confronted with many challenges, not least the fact that many greet his message with disinterest!
Finally, he finds the village of Heraan, and there, his message has a powerful impact. But the impact is not what he’d expected. And even after the message is delivered, he faces challenges and temptations that threaten to destroy the very truth-telling that his message has unleashed.
It’s an allegory, of course; a philosophical fable. We live in an increasingly diverse world, where differences of religion, race, gender, and even beliefs, threaten to create a cowering silence, or dangerous conflict. We need to find ways that we can genuinely speak to and hear each other, and ‘Finding Heraan’ gives an opportunity for readers to reflect on what those ways might look like.