Book Review

Pio Gama Pinto: Kenya's Unsung Martyr, 1927-1965

Pio Gama Pinto: Kenya's Unsung Martyr, 1927-1965

Issue no. 11

By Selma Carvalho

Curiously, a road in Nairobi is named after Pio Gama Pinto. Curious, because it’s named after a Goan. But Pio was foremost a Kenyan, deeply involved in Kenya’s nationalist struggle, and whose assassination, in 1965, made him Kenya’s first martyr.

The Secret of the Sea by Tanya Dias

The Secret of the Sea by Tanya Dias

Issue no. 8

The facts of the case are these: It is a crime thriller set in Goa. The dead body of 19 year-old student Namita Kulkarni has washed ashore on Morjim beach. Almost immediately, in Guy Maupassant style, a cast of characters present themselves on stage. There is the protagonist and upright small-town policeman, Inspector Cajetan (Caji) Pinto, and his bumbling side-kick Joao.