Aloke Fernandes <alokefer at gmail.com> sent me these inputs:
Am a regular reader of your blogs and posts on various goa-linked forums.In response to an old query posted by you on Goacom [I guess he means Goanet.org –FN] — on
notification of new goan authors, below are two recent releases, both
by Goans, and both based in part on fictional villages in Goa
- Nandita da Cunha.Novel: The Magic of Maya. Info at http://nanditadacunha.blogspot.com
- Sonia Faleiro,Novel: The Girl,Info at http://soniafaleiro.blogspot.com
There are also short stories (again based on Goa) by Nisha da
Cunha, and a non fictional account by Maria Aurora Couto but I do not
have a link to that. I have read and enjoyed all these books, especially the short
stories by Nisha (the only non-Goan in the list above!) … most of which
however have a darker side to them. You could update your database/
reviews section with any of these if you like. Do let me know if this
is of any use.
Thanks so much Aloke. Your post (though I knew these names, fiction doesn’t interest me as much as non-fiction….) suddenly drew my attention to the fact that in our, patriarchal, Goan society, women writers are fairly well well represented. As it happens, I kept up till late last night, reading some chapters of Imelda Dias’ How Long Is Forever? An Autobiography of a Woman Ahead of her Times.
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