Khal Torabully

Khal Torabully is a prize-winning poet, essayist, film director, and semiologist from Mauritius who gives voice to history’s forgotten indentured laborers. He coined the term “coolitude” in much the same way Aimé Césaire coined the term “negritude,” imbuing it with dignity. Wordplay and neologisms underscore the violence of his themes.