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A special collection dedicated to the Indian Ocean at Dibuka raises awareness about this fascinating area

Literature, but also gastronomy, rum, ecology... and even comics: a new collection dedicated to the multiple cultures of the Indian Ocean, and more particularly to the Reunion Island, has just been launched at Dibuka (Johannesburg). Works are acquired through Orphie, a publishing house reputed for the genuineness of its catalogue that decided years ago to bet on the young, local generation of authors.

Space has also been given to History, with numerous popularizing works as those of Daniel Vaxelaire, a renowned writer of “the sea and its islands” whose work has been translated into several languages. Vaxelaire is famous for his novels – “La Buse et la Vierge du Cap”, his comics – his history of the Reunion Island in comics is a must, and his academic papers about the past of the Indian Ocean area. Finally, the collection also boasts works for kids from all ages.

The idea behind this collection is to allow SA audiences to reach new, unknown shores. The project is the result of a special partnership between Dibuka, the Alliance française and France Volontaire. It has received the support of the Région Réunion and the FEDER, whose aim is to raise awareness about the Francophone areas of the Indian Ocean.


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