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The Musing of a Goan Internationalist: Interview with Antonio Gomes, Diasporic Poet and Novelist

Rochelle Almeida


Professor Rochelle Almeida of New York University spent an afternoon with the poet-novelist Antonio (Tony) Gomes in New York City recently. It was an opportunity to discuss the presence of Goa in his writing, the forces that inspire him as a diasporic writer of Goan heritage and the challenges of producing literary creativity while serving as an internationally recognized cardiologist in one of New York’s leading hospitals. The role played by his trajectory as an immigrant from India and the personal highs and lows of his life as featured in his writing were also discussed.


poet-novelist; diaspora; immigrant; creativity; heritage

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