Mauritius - 500 Early Postcards

EARLY POSTCARDS - MAURITIUS - 500 EARLY POSTCARDS

Text by Andre de Kerven and Yvan Martial, Translated by Lyn Parry
PAPERBACK EDITION
272 pp, 225 mm x 245 mm

ISBN: 978-981-4260-47-3
RRP USD35.00 buy from amazon

Category: Postcard Series
Theme: Mauritius
Series: Early Postcards

Since the 18th century, people from Europe, Africa, India and China have made Mauritius their home. The result is a charming mix of cultural and religious traditions, against the backdrop of a tropical paradise. The dramatic landscapes of Mauritius feature high mountain peaks, white beaches and untouched rainforest, as well as rich fauna and flora. This is a welcoming country, where the people live in harmony with their natural surroundings.

This selection of postcards from André de Kervern's collection is a timeless record of Mauritius. Each chapter focuses on a different region including the north, south, centre and the capital Port Louis, as well as on the island's people. Classic scenes of sugar cane plantations, railways, parades, horse races and verdant landscapes were all widely circulated fragments of cinéma-vérité. Complete with detailed captions and essays by Yvan Martial, these postcards offer glimpses of life in Mauritius from the 19th and 20th centuries.

Yvan Martial, born in Vacoas, Mauritius, in 1942, has an inextinguishable love for his native island, small but richly diverse, a melting point of three continents (Asia, Africa and Europe) and three major cultures (Hinduism, Christianity and Islam). He combines a passion for local history with work as a journalist. Formerly editor-in-chief of L’Express, Martial contributes to various Mauritian and Parisian weeklies. Since May 1997, he has published a Répertoire de la Presse Mauricienne which catalogues, summarises and alphabetically indexes about 4,000 pieces of local information every month. He also manages La Gazette des Îles de la Mer des Indes, a magazine dedicated to the history of Mauritius. He has also participated in several collective works.

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