Michelle Bambawale

Author • Writer •

Michelle Bambawale spent her childhood in a Goan Catholic family in Pune, India. Since then, she has lived in three places in India and in three countries around the world raising her own nomadic family. Over the years, she has contributed to numerous publications in India and UAE. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Michelle moved to her ancestral home in Siolim in North Goa, which inspired her debut book, ‘Becoming Goan’. It is a contemporary coming home story, published by Penguin Random House in December 2023, and describes the road to her roots in her provocative, tongue- in-cheek style.

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sunday 12 May

Sea Between the Lines: Stories from Goa

Panel Discussion

Can the sea and its weather provide storms, sunsets and remote locals for sublime and terrifying experiences in the writings from coastal regions? Through this panel, we focus on writings from Goa, oral literatures, stories of families who have helped shape the state, local legends, myths and what it means to be Goan.