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Island of Exiles

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...
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Sir Selwyn Selwyn-Clarke

There are times when the right man is in the right place, to allow him to make a difference in the world. Sir Percy Selwyn Selwyn-Clarke, Governor of Seychelles from 1947 to 1951, was such a man. Shortly after ...
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The French History of the Seychelles

Just because human beings grow up in a particular town, state, or country does not mean they are fully versed in the history of the place they call home. Many people familiar with the island nation of Seychelle...
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Pirate Olivier Levasseur – La Buse

Pirates, buried treasure, clues hidden in a cryptogram, mysterious carvings on granite sea rocks and bodies buried on a remote tropical island – what could be more filled with adventure? Almost three centuries ...
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Aleksander Pushkin

“I’ve lived to bury my desires, And see my dreams corrode with rust; Now all that’s left are fruitless fires That burn my empty heart to dust.” -- A. Pushkin Aleksander Pushkin is revered in Russia - and th...
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Justine Elie – His Journey as a Haitian Composer

Justin Elie is best known as a Haitian composer, whose journey took him from Haiti to France and the United States, and then back to Haiti again towards the end of his life. He was born in Cap-Haitien on 1st Se...
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Exploring the Religion of Vodou

Voodoo, more accurately spelled Vodou, is perhaps the most demonized religion in the world. Its followers are branded as devil worshipers and occultists. Kreol explores the truth about Vodou in a simple, unders...