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Ben Antao At nightfall in a Goan village the toddy tapper was descending a coconut tree with scythe in hand when a giant python on the trunk slowly began to…moreAt nightfall in a Goan village the toddy tapper was descending a coconut tree with scythe in hand when a giant python on the trunk slowly began to gobble him up, feet first, then legs. The tapper survived for at the bottom of the tree lay the python cut up, still wriggling. (less)
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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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Images of Goa

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The Tailor's Daughter (Literature & Fiction)
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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)
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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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“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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