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Singing the homeland

Laura Jeffery

in Chagos Islanders in Mauritius and the UK: Forced Displacement and Onward Migration

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719084300
eISBN:
9781781702451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719084300.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

Displaced Chagos islanders are not only embroiled in political mobilisation and protest: they also participate in cultural expression in exile. This chapter illustrates how representations of a ... More


Mobilisation in exile

Laura Jeffery

in Chagos Islanders in Mauritius and the UK: Forced Displacement and Onward Migration

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719084300
eISBN:
9781781702451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719084300.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

This chapter describes the mobilisation of Chagos islanders in Mauritius. Chagossian groups have historically been united concerning their desired ends, with a shared focus on compensation and the ... More


The politics of culture in exile

Laura Jeffery

in Chagos Islanders in Mauritius and the UK: Forced Displacement and Onward Migration

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719084300
eISBN:
9781781702451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719084300.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

Culture [kiltir] has been an issue for displaced Chagos islanders in Mauritius for two reasons connected to the Chagossian struggle. First, in order to make a case for special treatment — ... More


Chagos Islanders in Mauritius and the UK: Forced Displacement and Onward Migration

Laura Jeffery

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719084300
eISBN:
9781781702451
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719084300.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

The Chagos islanders were forcibly uprooted from the Chagos Archipelago in the Indian Ocean between 1965 and 1973. This book compares the experiences of displaced Chagos islanders in Mauritius with ... More


Dis(h)coursing Hunger: In the Throes of Voracious Capitalist Excesses

Njeri Githire

in Cannibal Writes: Eating Others in Caribbean and Indian Ocean Women's Writing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038785
eISBN:
9780252096747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038785.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter examines the use of the trope of hunger in Lindsey Collen's There is a Tide (1990) and Mutiny (2001) to dispel the myth of Mauritius as a model of paradise that permeates historical, ... More


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