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Naivoharisoa Patrick Ramamonjisoa, who goes by the pen name Naivo, has worked as a journalist in his home country of Madagascar. He writes about Malagasy societies, past and present, and is interested in the intermingling of cultures. He is the author of a work of historical fiction, Beyond the Rice Fields, and the short story-collection Madagascar entre poivre et vanille. His short story “Dahalo” received the RFI/ACCT prize in 1996, and another story entitled “Iarivomandroso” was adapted for a theatrical production in Antananarivo, Madagascar. He is working on his second novel and a series of essays on contemporary Madagascar.