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Girls in Green

Memoirs from St Mary's

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This edition published in by Goa,1556 http://goa1556.goa-india.org in Goa, India.

Written in English

116 pages

A book about alumnae memories from a prominent school for girls in Goa, India. In English. Talks about life in Goa in the 1960s and 1970s. Specially at times when many students here 'boarders', as their parents worked overseas and transport facilities were limited. Interesting narration about the tough and challenging, though interesting, lives of those times. Many seem to agree that the school made them what they were, and some of the chapters underline how the Goan educational system of those times worked well for the upcoming generations from here, despite all its problems!

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Cover of: Girls in Green
Girls in Green: Memoirs from St Mary's
April 2009, Goa,1556 http://goa1556.goa-india.org
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Girls in Green

Memoirs from St Mary's

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This edition published in by Goa,1556 http://goa1556.goa-india.org in Goa, India.


First Sentence

"In the good old days, St Mary's Convent at Mapusa was a home away from home for most of us who spent our entire mornings there."

Edition Description

A book about alumnae memories from a prominent school for girls in Goa, India. In English. Talks about life in Goa in the 1960s and 1970s. Specially at times when many students here 'boarders', as their parents worked overseas and transport facilities were limited. Interesting narration about the tough and challenging, though interesting, lives of those times. Many seem to agree that the school made them what they were, and some of the chapters underline how the Goan educational system of those times worked well for the upcoming generations from here, despite all its problems!

Table of Contents

1 Wood floors, leaking roofs... (by Arlette Azavedo) 5
2 Maths via Archie comics (by Yma Pinto) 7
3 Memories from Scandinavia (by Caroline Andrade) 13
4 School, boys, college, love... (by Ingrid Valles Po) 16
5 Citius, Altius, Fortius (by Lumen de Souza) 20
6 Strict, handsome, understanding (by Arlette Azavedo) 23
7 Love, kisses and letters (by Anna D'Souza) 28
8 After dropping the chalk (by Lydia de Souza) 33
9 Moira to Mapusa, on 40 paise (by Sr Margaret Correa) 39
10 Friendships re-found (by Caroline Andrade) 41
11 Laughter, punishments (by Arlette Azavedo) 45
12 That which lasts a lifetime (by Anna D'Souza) 51
13 Those wonder years... (by Hazel Pereira) 56
14 Who'd miss boarding school? (by Agnes B. D'Souza) 61
15 Can't find my keys (by Joyce Heredia Fernandes) 66
16 Boarding fondness (by Anna D'Souza) 70
17 Those days (by Blanche D'Souza e Fernandes) 72
18 Writing on the convent wall (by Lavie Fernandes) 75
19 The spice of my life (by Miguel Arcanjo de Braganza) 77
20 How we got networked (by Arlette Azavedo) 80
21 Pupil, teacher... and grand-mom (by Raida Duarte) 85
22 Days worth dreaming about (by Dorothy DeSouza Almeida) 87
23 Boarding pass: circa 1967-70 (by Lumen de Souza nee Pereira) 90
24 Oh, that chicken biryani (by Selina Elaine DeSouza e Fernandes) 92
25 Over the years, in verse (by Yolanda D'Lima e Lobo) 94
26 So long, farewell (Hazel Pereira) 99
27 Nostalgia, and more (Odilia das Chagas e Silva) 103
28 Linking up once more... (Anna D'Souza) 108
28 Encore in Toronto (Karyn Beckett) 110

Edition Notes

FROM THE BACK COVER: What was it like to study in a convent with wooden floors and a leaking roof? What does it mean to nostalgically walk down the past and remember our schooldays, even as the next generation takes our places at benches we once sat on? What does puppy love mean to a convent girl? And what did boarding life translate into in a Goa of the seventies?

Alumnae groups have a useful role to play in any society, more so in an emigration-oriented one like Goa.

This book is made up of essays penned by past-pupils of St Mary's Convent. This prominent six-decades old institution is based in the North Goa town of Mapusa, in coastal western India. The network that contributed to this book emerged from a virtual community built in cyberspace by past-pupils of that institution, and an electronic mailing list called GreenChillies.

Genre
non-fiction

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Pagination
112+ iv pages photographs
Number of pages
116
Dimensions
8.25x5.5 inches

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL23137518M
ISBN 13
9788190568227
Goodreads
7067729

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June 2, 2012 Edited by VacuumBot Updated format 'Pb.' to 'Paperback
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