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Eviction from the Chagos Islands : displacement and struggle for identity against two world powers

Author: Sandra Evers; Marry Kooy
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2011.
Series: African history (Brill Academic Publishers), v. 1.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book represents the first joint effort to document the historical background of the eviction (late 1960s, early 1970s) of the Chagosssians from the Chagos archipelago when the main island became  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Kongress
Biography
History
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sandra Evers; Marry Kooy
ISBN: 9789004202603 9004202609
OCLC Number: 705568080
Description: xiv, 293 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: CONTENTSList of Illustrations ......................................................................................viiTimeline .........................................................................................................ixAcknowledgements ..................................................................................... xvRedundancy on the Instalment Plan: Chagossians and the Right to be Called a People ........................1Sandra J.T.M. Evers & Marry KooyFrom the Birth of the Ilois to the "Footprint of Freedom": A History of Chagos and the Chagossians ............11David VineClement Siatous: Chagossian Artist in Exile ............................................37"Native Ilois of Chagos": Excerpts from the Narratives of Dussercle (1933-36) .............41Vinesh Y. HookoomsingAtman Ramchalaon: Seeking the Facts .....................................................59The Making of the Chagos Affair: Myths and Reality ............................61Jocelyn Chan LowCharlesia Alexis: The Struggle of the Chagossian Women .....................81Sorrow, Sadness, and Impoverishment: The Lives of Chagossians in Mauritius .............83Laura Jeffery and David VineBernadette Dugasse: Born in Diego Garcia December 1956 ...............................................103Chagossians Twice Forgotten: Exile in the Seychelles ..........................105David VineAllen Vincatassin: Negotiating Life in Mauritius and the UK..............125Responsibility and Redress: Th e Chagossian Litigation in the English Courts ..............127Stephen AllenOlivier Bancoult: Leading the Way Back to Chagos ..............................153Self-Determination in the Post-Colonial Era: Prospects for the Chagossians ...................157Maureen TongAurelie Marie-Lisette Talate: Young Again in Diego .............................181Cleaning for the Dead: The Chagossian Pilgrimage to their Homeland ........................183Steffen F. JohannessenPerspectives of a UK Member of Parliament: "Chagos, Just Plain Injustice" ...............217`A Lost People'? Chagossian onward Migration and Echoes of Marginalisation in CrawleyLaura Jeffery ........................................................................................ 219Reverend Mario Li Hing: Committed to the Chagossian Cause .............................239Longing and Belonging in Real Time: How Chagossian Children in Mauritius Imagine the Chagos Islands ....241Sandra J.T.M. EversAbout the Authors .....................................................................................273Bibliography ...............................................................................................277Index ...........................................................................................................289
Series Title: African history (Brill Academic Publishers), v. 1.
Responsibility: edited by Sandra J.T.M. Evers, Marry Kooy.

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