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Average rating: 3.90 · 10 ratings · 9 reviews · 10 distinct works · Similar authors
Living on the Market
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The Priest and His Karma
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The Tailor's Daughter
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A Madhouse in Goa and nine ...
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The Concubine and Selected ...
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Images of Goa
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The lands of Sicily
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Images of the USA
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The Tailor's Daughter (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Mar 29, 2010 04:35PM
Description: A novel about a young Goan woman from Nairobi, Kenya and her dream about breaking out of her caste situation through love and marriage
Living on the Market (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Mar 29, 2010 04:35PM
Description: A novel about a suppy/substitute teacher in Toronto who tries to support his family by playing the stock market

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"I don't know about you, Shane, but there's something about Hemingway that attracts the male writers. Last week I happened to be in the Fairview Mall p...more "
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Paradise Revisited by Shane Joseph
Paradise Revisited
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Writers are often advised to write what they know in the belief that their lived experiences when transformed into art will become literature to be read and enjoyed by today’s and future generations of readers. On the whole, this is good advice for a...more
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The Concubine and Selected Stories by Ben Antao
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The Concubine and Selected Stories is Ben Antao’s second book of short fiction published by CinnamonTeal Publishing in Goa, India. The volume contains 20 stories, half of them set in Toronto and the other half in Goa and Mumbai.
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A Madhouse in Goa and nine other stories by Ben Antao
" Ben Antao boldly captures the spirit of the people of Goa as they transition from a Portuguese colony to becoming a part of India, and then as they immigrate to lands beyond, such as Africa and Canada. Wherever they are, “Getting Goa out of the Go... " Read more of this review »
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“The strident chimes of prayer bells from the distant temple resonated in the night air with ritual insistence, and nudged Kamala from her repose. What had once sounded to her like a sharp and persistent call to prayer now, with ceaseless repetition, mellowed to become plaintive and wistful, like one's favourite recording playing in the background to the syncopated percussion of lovemaking. (From the novel Blood & Nemesis by Ben Antao).”
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“The strident chimes of prayer bells from the distant temple resonated in the night air with ritual insistence, and nudged Kamala from her repose. What had once sounded to her like a sharp and persistent call to prayer now, with ceaseless repetition, mellowed to become plaintive and wistful, like one's favourite recording playing in the background to the syncopated percussion of lovemaking. (From the novel Blood & Nemesis by Ben Antao).”
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