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Under the Flamboyant Tree

Priya N. Hein

It is only recently that storytellers have started writing traditional tales of Mauritius. For many decades, the stories lived in the memories of grandparents (Dadas and Dadis), mothers and fathers. As the stories were passed down from generation to generation, they changed over the years and today there are many different versions of the same legend. In this book you will find new versions of the most famous and well-loved Mauritian stories.