coco

The latest addition to my website is Antoine Abel‘s Coco sec [Dry Coconut], the first novel on my website from Seychelles and, unusually for Seychelles, where English is the predominant language, it is in French (and has not been translated). Abel is apparently known as the father of Seychelles literature, and published poetry and prose in the 1960s and 1970s. This is not great book but is well written, telling the story of an eighty year old woman, Céline Marchepied and, surprisingly given her age, looking as much to her future as to her past.