Merci, Mayotte Hebdo!
It was a fairly quiet week in Mayotte. No strikes, riots or barricades, no visiting French politicians promising to stop the flow of boat people from Comoros, not even a luxury cruise ship in the lagoon. So Mayotte Hebdo, not having much to write about, turned to me. I’d posted a tweet: Just taken a break from writing and noticed that Mayotte is beautiful! So they saw it and got in touch and said, ‘A writer – good! Can we interview you?’ That’s one advantage of living on a tiny island: you don’t have to do much to make a splash (though that can have a flip side, obviously – depends what it is you do). Anyway, off I went to the 5/5 snack bar to meet Nora Godeau, who was bubbly and charming and wrote up a whole double page. Next up, The Times Literary Supplement. *Ahem*