Shenaz Patel

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Shenaz Patel (born July 29, 1966) is a Mauritian writer.[1]

She was born on Mauritius and writes in both French and Mauritian Creole. Patel was one of a group of Mauritian writers who founded the literary journal Tracés. She has translated two Tintin stories into Creole: Le Secret de la Licorne and Trésor de Rackham le Rouge.[1]

Her first play La phobie du caméléon was awarded the Prix Beaumarchais.[1]

In 2014, Vents d'ailleurs published her novella Paradis Blues, which is written in French with Creole interspersed through the narration.

In 2016, she was a participant in the International Writing Program's Fall Residency at the University of Iowa, in Iowa City, IA.[2]

Selected works[1][edit]

Novels[edit]

  • Le Portrait Chamarel (2002), received the Prix Radio France du Livre de l'Océan Indien
  • Sensitive (2003), received the Prix du Roman Francophonee
  • Le Silence des Chagos (2005), received the Prix Soroptimist de la Romancière francophone
  • Paradis Blues (2014)

Stories[edit]

  • "À l'encre d'un nom" in Au tour des Femmes (1995)
  • "Ille était une fois" in Maurice, demain et après (1996)
  • "Do-do, l'enfant" in Histoires d'enfants (1999)
  • "Marée noire" in Nocturnes (2000)
  • "Zistwar mistran" in Nouvelles de l'étrange (2001), Creole
  • "Nous avons pris des bateaux" and "Anvolé" (Creole) in Voyages (2002)
  • "Désir de mer" and "Lamer inn fermé" (Creole) in En mer (2004)
  • "Incroyable, dites-vous" and "Si ziraf pa kapav anvalé" (Creole) in Histoires incroyables (2007)
  • "Zistwar sosouri" in Zistwar zanimo (2010), Creole
  • "L'envers du ciel" in De l'autre côté du ciel (2011)

Plays[edit]

  • Esper Godo, a translation into Mauritian Creole of Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Shenaz Patel". Île en île. Lehman College.(in French)
  2. ^ "2016 Residency | The International Writing Program". iwp.uiowa.edu. Retrieved 2017-04-03.