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Coolitude is a term coined by Mauritian poet Khal Torabully to describe the cultural interaction of the Indian or Chinese "coolie" diaspora, and by extension also similar migrations. It refers to a transcultural process, articulating imaginaries and cultures in non-essentialist ways.

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  • Khal Torabully, Cale d'étoiles-Coolitude (Azalées Editions, La Réunion, 1992)
  • Carter, Marina; Torabully, Khal (2002). Coolitude : an anthology of the Indian labour diaspora. London: Anthem. ISBN 1843310031.
  • Torabully, Khal, Voices from the Aapravasi Ghat - Indentured imaginaries, poetry collection on the coolie route and the fakir's aesthetics, Aapravasi Ghat Trust Fund, AGTF, Mauritius,November 2, 2013.

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