Goan author Joseph C. Fernandes speaks about the richness the Konkani language in this interview excerpt. He talks about the importance of a gift in the East, and then provides seven Konkani words that describe types of gifts. His new book, Requiem for a Goan, is very readable and provides insights into aspects of current and past culture and social life in Goa, India. He describes his book as being a collection of social observations and memories of a disappearing way of life.
Requiem for a Goan
Author: Joseph C. Fernandes
Includes illustrations by: Mel D D’Souza
Trade paperback. 223 pages. (c) 2017
Limited copies available in Canada.
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