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.
- 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.
- Khaleel Torabully, "The coolies' odyssey",[dead link] UNESCO Courier (October 1996)
- Khal Torabully, "Créolité, Coolitude, Créolisation: Les imaginaires de la relation", at Africultures website (2006)
- Véronique Bragard, "Transoceanic echoes: coolitude and the work of the Mauritian poet Khal Torabully", International Journal of Francophone Studies 8.2 (August 2005)
- Paget Henry, Review of Marina Carter and Khal Torabully, Coolitude: An Anthology of the Indian Labor Diaspora, from H-Net
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