Goja, An Autobiographical Myth – Book

Series nameProse

Goja, ‘An Autobiographical Myth’, was published by Spinifex Press, Australia in 2000. In this book, Suniti Namjoshi traces her experience, from her privileged childhood in India, to her journey to America and Canada and life in Canada. She recalls her life in constant conversation with the two most influential women in her life, her grandmother, called “Goldie” in the book, and the servant woman Goja through interrogation, narrative and poetry. These fourteen digital images include a preface written in 1999 by Suniti Namjoshi as well as the text from chapter 18, ‘Row Away Backwards’ of the book.

Date of Creation / Publication2000
CreatorNamjoshi, Suniti
Associated Person/ Organisation
Collection and Reference NumberSuniti Namjoshi Collection (GB 2661 SN)
Catalogue NumberSN/PR/5
CopyrightThe Creator and/ or the associated person or organisation where applicable.
Access to originalsThe originals are located with Suniti Namjoshi and at the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library at the University of Toronto, Canada.
Series notesThis grouping of digitised material reflects Namjoshi's published prose and fables. The items include unused hand-drawn illustrations from her book The Conversations of Cow, and extracts from several prose publications.
Collection notesThe digitised material in the Suniti Namjoshi Collection features extracts of several published books, including poetry novels and fables. It also includes black and white family photographs and pencil drawings of (unused) illustrations for her novel 'The Conversations of Cow', as well as an extract of an interview transcript.