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Barlen Pyamootoo

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Pyamootoo
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Parmeshivan
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French
Mauritius

Barlen PYAMOOTOO (fiction writer; Mauritius) is the founder/director of publishing houses  Alma and L’Atelier d’écriture, and leads the creative writing workshop at the Institut Français de Maurice. He has published three novels, including Le tour de Babylone (2002) and Salogi’s (2008). In 2006, Pyamootoo wrote the screenplay for and directed the feature film adapted from his novel Bénarès. He participates courtesy of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State.

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Farhad A.K. Sulliman KHOYRATTY

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KHOYRATTY
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Farhad A.K. Sulliman
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English
French
Mauritius

Farhad A.K. Sulliman KHOYRATTY teaches at the University of Mauritius. His short story, “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” was published in Jungfrau: A Selection of Works From the Caine Prize for African Writing (2007). Other pieces have appeared in Mauritian Impressions 2010, Journeys, Farafina Literary Journal, Mauritian Voices – New Writing in English, and in the PEN anthology African Compass, and elsewhere.

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