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A portrait of Malagasy writer Naivo


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.

Articles by Naivo

The Conspiracists
By Naivo
First and foremost, what proves to me that you are what you say you are?
Translated from French by Allison M. Charette