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Barlen Pyamootoo

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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 screen, becoming the first Mauritian filmmaker to use kreol morisien in his work. He has since published two other books, including Salogi’s, a love letter to his mother.

Articles by Barlen Pyamootoo

Center of Flacq
By Barlen Pyamootoo
At the first rays of dawn, when the dogs abandon their posts and the vagrants their cardboard boxes, the most pointless of prayers ascends into the sky. A plea. God, grant us this day our daily bread…
Translated from French by Danielle McLimore
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