Issue # 11 of the Joao-Roque Literary Journal is out!
Homelands Far Away.
This issue features moving poetry by Chandramohan Sathyanathan, Sonnet Mondal, Pitambar Naik, and Salil Chaturvedi.
In the beautiful words of Editor Selma Carvalho…
It is hard to believe that we are already into our third year of publishing the journal. My deepest gratitude to Rochelle Potkar who has been with the journal since its inception in 2017, and Jessica Faleiro who joined in 2018. We now welcome Jugneeta Sudan as Art Review Editor, but Jugneeta has already contributed substantially to the journal. The journal takes many collective hours of sourcing, planning and editing to come to fruition. Without my fellow editors’ input, commissioning and support, the journal would not have been sustained. Writing is always a solitary affair but we must do all we can to build community, and create social and intellectual capital. That is what drives us at the JRLJ, and as such we are committed to featuring new, aspiring literary voices and artists, but also reviewing or showcasing the work of established writers.
The issue is titled, ‘Homelands Far Away,’ as yet again we focus on the contributions of Goans in the diaspora, political activists such as Pio Gama Pinto in Kenya and Sita Valles in Angola, and the mandarin class of doctors, empire created in Bombay. In Finding Father: A Norwegian-Goan Story, we look at what it means to be a biracial Goan. There are wonderful short stories and poems to enjoy, an interview with author Savia Viegas and an art review which focus on the new literary and artistic work coming out of Goa.