Someone on Facebook accused me of being an expert on Derek Antao. The name didn’t ring a bell.
A Google search later, I found this link to a reply I had sent (second-hand info, again) to Hartman De Souza on a thread started by Augusto Pinto:
Amazon.com lists this book, but it’s currently “out of print, limited availability” Give us this day a black sheep [Unknown Binding] Derek Antao (Author)
In case you were wondering, Hartman explained:
This is from the OPENLIBRARY:
Zafar Karachiwala of Cuffe Parade, Mumbai lists this work in his online cv: “And Then Divali” – (Nishikant Wagle). Written by Derek Antao, produced and directed by Hima Devi (1993). http://zafarkarac33ac7c.peoplelex.com/
The person who wrote to me said, “i am working on a list on post independence indian playwrights in english and am looking for details on derek antao.”
If you, or anyone you know, might have further information on Derek Antao, please send it across, and I’d be only too glad to share it with others. Strangely, my book collection of Goa-related titles carries no trace (as far as I know) of Derek Antao. But then, I also cannot be charged with being knowledgeable about the world of theatre! —FN
PS: Do you know of any other playwrights from Goa, who wrote in English?
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