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Some Considerations on Goan Literature Written at Home and Abroad

Cielo Griselda Festino, Hélder Garmes


The main aim of this article is to reflect upon the identity of Goan literature in terms of literary production at home and abroad, i.e., the narratives of authors who live, write and publish in Goa and of migrants abroad who have made Goa a main theme of their work. We define migrant writers as those who have migrated from Goa to other parts of the world or who were born away from Goa but have maintained close ties with the land of their forefathers. We define their literary production as ‘migration literature.


Goan literature, migration literature, literary system, literary works, readership

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