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Newsletter. Issue 2004-06. March. 21, 2004
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Book Review
A House by the Sea -by Sikeena Karmali -Véhicule Press -$19.95 Paperback -224 pages
http://www.mcgilldaily.com/view.php?aid=1861
Karmali’s book is historical fiction, placing character Zahra Kahn’s search for self against the backdrop of East African political upheaval in the 70s and 80s. A compatriot for all those who have ever tried to search for their nation, Zahra travels from London to Egypt to Zanzibar in search of a place she can call home. Karmali writes, “these children, look at them, born in a black continent with bronzed skin and a tethered history. How could they possibly know where they are going? ...They have become orphans of the sea.”

It’s a subject that’s intensely personal for Karmali. Born in Kenya to East-Indian Gujarati parents and raised in Tanzania, Karmali and her family fled the African country in the 1980s. In her novel, Karmali makes her personal experiences a universal subject.

“It’s about the struggle of not having a nation, not having a home,” she explains. “It’s about the immigrant experience.”

"Me and My Shadows "
By Raymond DeMello
As a fan of "The Shadows " for some 42 years, Raymond DeMello was delighted to meet two of them recently at events sponsored by the Toronto Shadows Club.
See: Dr. Ribeiro Goan School - Class of 64 website :
http://class.of.64.home.att.net/shadows.html

The latest issue of GoaNOW features the follows at http://www.goacom.com/goanow
EdWords: MARCHING AHEAD
Greetings: Celebrations of every kind
ArtNow: A roundup of art events
AlexyzNOW: Laff-Stuff
People: Those sharing the limelight recently.
Cover Story: LACK-LUSTRE CARNIVAL 2004
Events: DRAGONFEST AT DONAPAULA; CATECHISTS DAY IN
SIOLIM; "MHAPSA FEST".
Sammelan: AKHIL BHARATIYA KONKNNI SONGIT SAMMELAN:
Godfrey Gonsalves gives a detailed account of the Konknni diaspora event.
Tourism: DOES TOURISM PAY?
Oddities: OF FOWLS, PETS AND PANTHERS: A few strange happenings that took place in Goa recently.


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