The Brave New World of Goan Writing 2018 signifies a departure from the comfortable spaces of our parochial past. Goa meanders through these pages but it has been re-imagined: it is domiciled outside of its physical dimension in homelands far away and it has assumed as its own, people whose names don’t end with ‘kar’ or an enunciated Portuguese vowel.
The Joao Roque Literary Journal reflects Goa’s complex, multi-layered history, and its inherent liberal values. This anthology, derived from the journal, curates the best of Goa-centric writing including short fiction, poetry, essays, travelogues and memoirs.
Augusto do R. Rodrigues
Fatima M. Noronha
Glenis M. Mendonça
J. Lawrence Nazareth
Paul Melo e Castro
Prakash S. Parienkar
R. Benedito Ferrão
Steve R. E Pereira
Yvonne Vaz Ezdani
PRAISE FOR THE JOAO ROQUE LITERARY JOURNAL
“Fills an important space in Goa’s literary world.”
— Wendell Rodricks, Padma Shri awardee, fashion designer, writer
“Stands out for the critical quality of its literary work.”
— Cielo G. Festino, Universidade Paulista, Sao Paulo, Brazil