Ève de ses décombres

26 May 2020 | By Ananda Devi | Filed in: mauritius.

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The Prospector

26 May 2020 | By J.M.G. Le Clézio | Filed in: mauritius.

The Prospector is the crowning achievement from one of France s preeminent contemporary novelists and a work rich with sensuality and haunting resonance It is the turn of the century on the island of Mauritius, and young Alexis L Etang enjoys an idyllic existence with his parents and beloved sister

The Rape of Sita

26 May 2020 | By Lindsey Collen | Filed in: mauritius.

Banned within hours of publication in her native Mauritius for enraging fundamentalists, Lindsey Collen s pathbreaking The Rape of Sita went on to win the prestigious Commonwealth Prize for Best Novel in Africa A powerful and stylistically innovative work, Collen s novel exemplifies the brilliant c

The Interrogation

26 May 2020 | By J.M.G. Le Clézio | Filed in: mauritius.

n From the original Atheneum edition jacket, 1964 n J.M.G Le Cl zio, revelation of the literary year ran the headline of the Paris Express after last year s prizes had been awarded The Goncourt jury was locked five to five until its president used his double vote to give the prize to the older

River of Smoke

26 May 2020 | By Amitav Ghosh | Filed in: mauritius.

In September 1838, a storm blows up on the Indian Ocean and the Ibis, a ship carrying a consignment of convicts and indentured laborers from Calcutta to Mauritius, is caught up in the whirlwind River of Smoke follows its storm tossed characters to the crowded harbors of China There, despite effort


26 May 2020 | By Alexandre Dumas | Filed in: mauritius.

A major new translation of a stunning rediscovered novel by Alexandre Dumas, Georges is a classic swashbuckling adventure Brilliantly translated by Tina A Kover in lively, fluid prose, this is Dumas s most daring work, in which his themes of intrigue and romance are illuminated by the issues of ra

Silence of the Chagos: A Novel

26 May 2020 | By Shenaz Patel | Filed in: mauritius.

Based on a true, still unfolding story, Silence of the Chagos is a powerful exploration of cultural identity, the concept of home, and above all the neverending desire for justice Shenaz Patel draws on the lives of uprooted Chagossian activists in this tragic example of 20th century political oppre

Les jours vivants

26 May 2020 | By Ananda Devi | Filed in: mauritius.

A chance encounter on Portobello Road incites an unsettling, magnetic attraction between Mary, a seventy five year old British spinster, and Cub, a thirteen year old Jamaican boy from Brixton Mary clings increasingly to phantoms and fantasies as dementia overtakes her reality, latching on to Cub an

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26 May 2020 | By Nathacha Appanah | Filed in: mauritius.

A powerful examination of the artistic impulse, cultural identity, and family bondsAnita is waiting for Adam to be released from prison They met twenty years ago at a New Year s Eve party in Paris, a city where they both felt out of place he as a recent arrival from the provinces, and she as an imm

Blue Bay Palace

26 May 2020 | By Nathacha Appanah | Filed in: mauritius.

Exposing the extremes of life in a developing country, this compelling novel of doomed love shows how poverty, class divisions, and ramshackle housing become even harder to bear when luxurious resorts and rich tourists arrive on the scene Growing up on the island of Mauritius, in the Indian Ocean,

Me Before You (Me Before You, #1)

26 May 2020 | By Jojo Moyes | Filed in: mauritius.

From the 1 New York Times bestselling author of The Giver of Stars, discover the love story that captured over 20 million hearts in Me Before You, After You, and Still Me n nThey had nothing in common until love gave them everything to lose n nLouisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceeding

The Prisoner of Paradise

26 May 2020 | By Romesh Gunesekera | Filed in: mauritius.

When Lucy arrives in Mauritius she is unprepared for the disquieting attractions of Don Lambodar, a young translator from Ceylon Under the surface there is growing unease, it is 1825 Britain has wrested power from France and is shipping convict labour across the oceans The age of slavery is comin

The Mauritius Command (Aubrey & Maturin #4)

26 May 2020 | By Patrick O\'Brian | Filed in: mauritius.

Captain Jack Aubrey is ashore on half pay without a command until Stephen Maturin arrives with secret orders for Aubrey to take a frigate to the Cape of Good Hope under a commodore s pennant, there to mount an expedition against the French held islands of Mauritius and La R union But the difficulti

Sea of Poppies (Ibis Trilogy, #1)

26 May 2020 | By Amitav Ghosh | Filed in: mauritius.

At the heart of this vibrant saga is a vast ship, the Ibis Her destiny is a tumultuous voyage across the Indian Ocean shortly before the outbreak of the Opium Wars in China In a time of colonial upheaval, fate has thrown together a diverse cast of Indians and Westerners on board, from a bankrupt r