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The first comprehensive history of Mauritius from origins to date published this century. Two volumes, nearly 1,000 pages. Useful for academia, researchers in several disciplines: history, economic development, international politics, etc.
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Sydney Selvon has written 16 books on topics ranging from history and culture to biograhy in both English and French and has been published in the USA, Mauritius, the UK and France. He is a multi-skilled professional with an in-depth knowledge of, training and experience in publishing, journalism and editing in Canada, the USA, Australia and Mauritius. He was initially trained as a journalist on a scholarship jointly offered by Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA, and the U.S. Department of State. This comprised assignments in American newspapers like the Portland Oregonian, Portland, Oregon, and The Patriot Ledger, Quincy, Massachusetts, attending White House press briefings and the United Nations General Assembly. He specialized both in news and feature writing before turning to historical research and book writing. In Canada, Sydney worked in the Quebecor Group, Bowes Publishers Division. A former Journalist of the Year, he is specialized in features writing and has headed the features sections of various newspapers for two decades, dealing with specialized sections in various fields. d editor, and, as a team player and leader, performs well also in managing positions. Additionally, he has remarkable skills in the French language, having perfectly mastered bilingualism in Mauritius and Canada where both languages have legal status. His mastery of this second language allows him to have, for the benefit of his non-French speaking readers, a deep insight into various aspects of French culture, fashion, literature, movies and more.
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Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2012. Condition: Used: Like New. FINE, PRISTINE.OFX/DD. Seller Inventory # 806315