Kenya-born Goan author Blanche D’Souza

Blanche Rocha D'Souza, a Kenya-bornGoan with roots in Colvale, authored the unique volume "Harnessing the Trade Winds", a cultural, social and economic history of the East African Indian. The former teacher of Dr Ribeiro Goan School, Nairobi, narrates the story of the centuries-old Indian trade with East Africa, using the Monsoon winds. She was enjoying a short holiday at her sister's place in Siolim, Goa, this week. Her parents lived in Nyeri, in the close vicinity of the Mau Mau freedom movement. Blanche will speak about her book at the monthly Goa Book Club meet at Broadway Bookstore, in Panjim, on June 23, 2012, Saturday, at 5 pm.