The Mauritian book could use "Tikoulou to the Rescue" to support publishing in Mauritius.
Luckily Editions Vizavi is there!
Indeed, the books for young people from VIZAVI Editions have a real spearhead in the "person" of Tikoulou.
This colourful character, who has become the children's mascot, was created by the founder Pascale SIEW in collaboration with the cartoonist Henry KOOMBES in 1998.
You will be able to meet Pascale SIEW in Port-Louis, the headquarters of the company founded in 1993, where she will explain her motivations for the enhancement of the Mauritian culture.
This culture has inherited nature, history and its multiple languages, which are the rich and diverse basis of a catalogue of about 80 titles today, divided between children's books and books on the history of Mauritius.
Underprivileged or illiterate children can say thank you to Vizavi, which promotes reading in schools and social centres through book-based activities.
The Made in Moris label was the well-deserved reward for this search for quality in publications, and the willingness to commit oneself to the promotion of Mauritian heritage.
In the period of lockdown linked to the Coronavirus, complete works have even been made available online free of charge to all, to help Mauritians to "pass this period of containment as pleasantly as possible by making available to all a little reading".
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