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Two Of Many: Case Studies Of Sino-Mauritians

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This is Appendix Four of the book Abacus and Mah Jong: Sino-Mauritian Settlement and Economic Consolidation. The appendix talks about the journey of F.A. F.A. came to Mauritius in 1912, fleeing from famine conditions in mainland China. He worked in a number of shops, and struggled, along with members of his clan-some of whom died from the malaria which was still prevalent on the island, to gain his living in Mauritius. Having contracted tuberculosis as a young man, he died at a tragically early age, in 1942. From his early efforts, other relatives took over and developed the family business. F.B. was made an honorary citizen of the Mauritian capital, Port Louis, in September 2003. F.B. attributes his success to a philosophy which emphasises patience and the maintenance of a good understanding with friends as well as potential enemies.

Keywords: China; Mauritius; Port Louis; Sino-Mauritian



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