History and Culture

Articles on History and Culture

Seychelles Pirates

Pirates Near Seychelles – Myths and truths

Long before the blockbuster movies starring Johnny Depp came out, tales of pirates in the Caribbean, the Seychelles and elsewhere in the world had captured people’s hearts and imagination. The rough and hardene...

Seychelles’ Lime Kiln

Fascinating heritage of Praslin Island explored after century-old lime kiln unearthed The importance of lime kilns in the development of the Seychelles has been recognised by the unveiling of a plaque during 2...
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Harriet Tubman – Leading the Way to Freedom

Slavery is a stain that will forever remain in the American psyche. From its early founding through the Civil War of the 19th  century, millions of African slaves were brought to the New World to power the earl...
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Festival Kreol Explodes with Creole Culture!

The 26th annual Festival Kreol takes place this October on the Seychelles islands of Mahé, Praslin and La Digue. Music, dance, food, art and entertainment will share the stage with education and cultural unders...
Makarios

The exile of Archbishop Makarios to the Seychelles

Archbishop Makarios III of the island of Cyprus, Greece, was a strong advocate for self-determination in Cyprus in the middle of the twentieth century. His activities gave the British authorities sufficient rea...
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The meaning of “Creole” – The editor’s view

The ancient Greek aphorism “Know Thyself” has a special resonance for those of us who define ourselves as “Creole”. Understanding and appreciating the real meaning of the word and with it the richness of our ow...