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Carl de Souza


Carl de Souza was born in 1949 in Rose Hill. His father’s family were from Pondicherry in India and his mother’s from Angers in France. His father was a police officer and his mother a teacher. He read biology at the University of London and then took a postgraduate certificate in education. He taught for twenty-five years at the Collège St. Esprit and was then appointed Rector of St Mary’s College in Rose Hill, the town of his birth, in 1995. He was also a keen badminton player. He took up writing later in life and has written several novels, one of which has been translated into English.

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1993 Le sang de l’Anglais (novel)
1996 La maison qui marchait vers le large (novel)
1999 La tififi Citronnelle : qui n’entendait que le vent dans les champs de cannes (Citronella : a story from Mauritius) (children’s)
2000 Jours de Kaya (Kaya Days) (novel)
2001 Ceux qu’on jette à la mer (novel)
2018 L’année des cyclones (novel)