History and Culture

Articles on History and Culture

Harriet Tubman

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...
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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...
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Seychelles – The Island of Exiles

For as long as human civilization has existed, there have been those who have fought against the mainstream views of society. Sometimes these people were in the right, fighting back against intolerance, injusti...
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Creole Show – Breaking Stereotypes

A new musical revue that made its debut in 1890 changed the way that black Americans were portrayed and affected modern entertainment for generations. Titled The Creole Show, the program featured an all-black c...
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Last Surviving Slave

The last person known to have lived as a slave in the Seychelles, Japhet Alice (nee Africaine) died a free Seychelles citizen in 1956, after a long and adventurous life. Although so little is known about her, i...