Ben Antao's article deals with memory: how it is shaped, how it is lost, how it is contrived, and how it is recorded in literature. It is an important discussion given that we do not have another community analogous with that of East African Goans.
We have to be willing to introspect when points are raised. Introspection is key to maturity and growth. Without introspection and discussion, what we have is fascism, dictatorships, fundamentalism and all the worst excesses humanity has had to bear. As a writer myself, I cannot subscribe to censure of thought and introspection.
From: Ben Antao <email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, 31 August 2018 9:46 AM
To: John J. D'Souza; Juliet Rebello; Cyprian Fernandes
Subject: Re: I apologise
The message I tried to convey in my article has obviously been misunderstood. I have read both your books. You’re a good man and I apologize for disturbing your peace.