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“Mo ris mo Moris”

  “Mo ris mo Moris” Dans le contexte de la période de Noël, cette exposition présente l’avantage de s’adresser à tout le monde, son atout réside dans la possibilité de l’interactivité entre les âges : l’adulte reconnaîtra une île Maurice qu’il a connue et qu’il pourra mieux expliquer à un enfant. Cette exposition est ainsi en mesure de favoriser des dialogues...

The Fate of the Sugar Industry on the Island of Ma...

The Fate of the Sugar Industry on the Island of Mauritius This 64 year old resident of Triolet [a village in Northern Mauritius], starts his long and laborious day cycling his bicycle for some kilometres to get to work, while the rest of the village sleeps. Still, Parmanen’s morning routine does not constitute the hardest part of his day, it really begins when he starts work in the sugarcane fields. Parmanen has been...

Hommage à Charles Baudelaire, 1867-2017.

                                                                 Hommage à Charles Baudelaire, 1867-2017. Le 31 août 2017 nous célèbrerons le cent-cinquantenaire de la mort du célèbre poète français, Charles Baudelaire (1820-1867) qui, rappelons-le, vint à Maurice et à la Réunion (alors Bourbon) en Septembre 1841. Dans le cadre de cette commémoration, se tiendront un certain nombre...

The Fate of the Sugar Industry on the Island of Ma...

The Fate of the Sugar Industry on the Island of Mauritius Getting up at 4 o’clock in the morning is a ritual for Parmanen Seeruthun: he gets his bicycle ready, picks up the lunch packet prepared by his caring wife, gives her a kiss on the cheek and then off he goes in the dark. For over 40 years this has been his daily routine. This 64 year old resident of Triolet [a village in Northern Mauritius], starts his long and...

The Franco-Mauritian Elite

Tijo Salverda, a Dutch anthropologist, was recently in Mauritius to discuss the publication of his recent book. He is a Research Fellow at the University of Cologne’s Global South Studies Center and a Research Associate of the University of Pretoria’s Human Economy Programme. His research interests include elites, power, and global investment chains.  He wrote his PhD on the Franco-Mauritians, whom he describes...