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Mauritius

Ananda Devi

Ananda Devi was born in Mauritius. She is considered one of the major figures of the Indian Ocean literature. She has received several literary awards, including the Cinq continents de la...

Barlen Pyamootoo

Barlen Pyamootoo lives in Trou d’Eau Douce, Mauritius. His first book, Bénarès, published in Paris in1999, was widely acclaimed by the critics. He adapted the book to the...

Françoise Lionnet

Françoise Lionnet teaches French, Francophone, and comparative literatures at UCLA. She directs the UCLA Coleman African Studies Center and co-directs the Mellon postdoctoral program...

Alain Gordon Gentil

Alain Gordon-Gentil was born in 1952 in Mauritius. Born into a farming family, he grew up in the district of Pamplemousses. He began his journalism career in 1977. He was published first in Le...

Nathacha Appanah

Nathacha Appanah, a French-Mauritian of Indian origin, was born in Mauritius and worked there as a journalist before moving to France in 1998. The Last Brother, her fourth novel, won the Prix de...

Michel Ducasse

Michel Ducasse was born in 1962 in Mauritius. He spent his childhood in the village of Goodlands, northeast of the island. His collections of poetry include Alphabet (2001),...

Umar Timol

Umar Timol is the author of three collections of poetry, La Parole Testament, Sang, and Vagabondages, published by Editions l'Harmattan. He contributed to numerous anthologies in Mauritius...
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