New Internationalist

Articles by Lindsey Collen

Country Profile: Mauritius

Contradictions and extremes on an island country ‘invented by colonization’.

  • April 1, 2013
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Another side of paradise

Class or culture – which has caused Mauritius the most upset? Lindsey Collen looks back.

  • May 1, 2009
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Ropes in the water

In her last Letter from Mauritius, Lindsey Collen finds trouble beneath the surface of a picture-perfect scene.

  • August 1, 2007
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Of robbers and plants

Economic crunch in Mauritius

  • July 1, 2007
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The Neighbourhood

Letter from Mauritius

  • June 1, 2007
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The Dhal Puri Queue

Lindsey Collen drops in to a street summit while waiting for a tasty snack.

  • May 1, 2007
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The breadfruit tree

The breadfruit tree outside Lindsey Collen’s house needs pruning. But how to persuade Fareed to undertake the work?

  • March 1, 2007
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To a place of healing

  • January 1, 2007
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Where the streets have no shame

Posters used to be protest space. Now they’re eaten up by glossy ads, laments Lindsey Collen.

  • December 1, 2006
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Farce as reality

How Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times predicted the reality of present-day Mauritius, by Lindsey Collen.

  • November 1, 2006
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Fetching grass

Lindsey Collen scampers on to rocks in search of grass.

  • October 1, 2006
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Art for life - and death

Lindsey Collen on the fight for freedom of artistic expression.

  • September 1, 2006
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Empire's exiles

The Chagos Islanders: Lindsey Collen introduces the women who have kept the decades-long struggle alive.

  • August 1, 2006
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A crack in impunity

Lindsey Collen introduces two campaigning widows whose husbands died in police custody.

  • July 1, 2006
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‘I see a human being’

Mauritius goes to bizarre lengths to classify people by ethnicity or religion, as Lindsey Collen explains.

  • June 1, 2006
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Democratization à-la-Labour

The shock after the last election was when the new Labour Government actually started to implement parts of its programme, writes Lindsey Collen.

  • May 1, 2006
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The slide of sugar

How globalization came into the life of sugar labourer Kawlowtee, by Lindsey Collen.

  • April 1, 2006
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A yellow flag in the sunset

In the first of a new series of monthly letters, novelist Lindsey Collen finds the long fingers of Bollywood stretch even to her own shores.

  • March 1, 2006
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