Chez Youvoon

Near the corner of where I live, there is a shop.  I wandered into Chez Youvoon my first week in Mauritius as I was looking for a phone card.  I ended up befriending Michel, the owner of the store.  Nearly all Sino-Mauritians started out running or working in shops when they migrated to the island.  Today, one could say shopkeeping is a dying art among the Chinese community–which is why it was such a treat to record Michel reflecting upon his experience as a shopkeeper.

Enjoy an interactive interview with Michel!  Interlude can be a bit confusing for first-time users.  But basically, it’s a platform that allows you to choose where the story goes.  The video presents you with menus and you can click on the text to choose what parts of the interview you hear.