History and Culture

Articles on History and Culture

Selwyn Selwyn-Clarke

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...
Olivier Levasseur

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...
Justine Ellie

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...
Michel Martelly

La diaspora et le renouveau du tourisme en Haiti

Autant il n’est pas aisé d’associer diaspora et tourisme du fait que le premier est marqué par la contrainte du départ et l’affliction alors que le deuxième incarne l’intention et l’agrément (Saghi, 2011), auta...
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The origins of Louisiana Creole Culture

From the cobblestone streets of New Orleans to the moss-laden bayous in the southeast, Creole culture has a long and fascinating history in Louisiana. Rooted primarily in French, Spanish, African and Native Ame...
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Unraveling the Myth of the Roc

Human history is littered with stories that confuse and boggle the mind. Those who live life with their feet firmly planted in science have a difficult time wrapping their head around the mythological stories o...
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The History of Creole Culture in Louisiana

One of the most vibrant and lively states in the U.S. South is the great state of Louisiana. Although not an economic or commercial powerhouse in anyway, Louisiana is a truly unique piece of the American puzzle...