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Biography of Carl DE SOUZA

Mauritius > Literature : Carl DE SOUZA

Born on 04/03/1949 (format : day/month/year)

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Carl De Souza born March 4, 1949, is a Mauritian writer. His father was a Police officer and during his childhood they changed home twelve times. These changes brought him into contact with new people, different cultures and places where he had the chance to mix with the different races that make up the Mauritian diaspora.

Studying science, gaining a BSc in Biology in London and gained a post graduate degree in Pedagogical studies. Later, Carl de Souza taught Biology in Mauritius, teaching in both English and French.

As a scientist, he was fascinated by the use of science in fiction and read Graham Greene, Somerset Maugham amongst others.

Carl de Souza started writing in 1980, writing in french. « La Comète de Halley » won the Pierre Renaud prize in Mauritius in 1986. In 1993, he published Serpent à plumes another novel, « Le raccourci ». In his first novel, Le Sang de l'Anglais, which won the l'ACCT prize,the hero finds himself in conflict within the context of communication between the two communiites.

Last update : 03/09/2010

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