DANIEL LABONNE writes in French, in English and in Kreol. An actor, stage director, researcher and a poet, he shifts from stage work to an applied research on theatre in Mauritius. He holds an MPHIL degree from Glodsmiths College, University of London after studying arts administration at City University. In 2010, he publishes a first ‘creole opera’ CAP SUR L’ILE MAURICE (Papa Laval) prefaced by Dr. Danielle Palmyre. Next comes an essay EMPOWERING THE PERFORMER with a preface by Issa Asgarally and MARONNAGES, a collection of poems published by L’Harmattan in Paris. LAFIMELA is a full length play written in verse also published by L’HARMATTAN in 2014. LE NEVEU, another play, was published by Edilivre in Paris in 2015. TIPTI is his first book for children. Just launched in 2017: J’ENTENDS PLEURER LE PLAZA, a long poem illustrated with 50 photos by Antonio Chavry.
Quickview BooksTIPTI gives a voice to Father Christmas and to the child of all ages, whatever his/her origin, wherever he/she may live. That may include the inner child that survives within each of us. The reader will recognise a young country emerging, aware of being deprived, yet believing in its own chances (Father Christmas) however dependent upon sugar cane exports. So? Hang on and have faith? Or leave by following the Father Christmas of others, elsewhere? Answer: attractive pictures, poetic storytelling and the TIPTI song on CD.Rs 250Rs 250