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

Laura Jeffery


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 the experiences of those Chagossians who have moved to the UK since 2002. It provides an ethnographic comparative study of forced displacement and onward migration within the living memory of one community. Based on in-depth ethnographic fieldwork in Mauritius and Crawley (West Sussex), the six chapters explore Chagossians' challenging lives in Mauritius, the mobilisation of the community, reformula ... More

Keywords: Chagos islanders, Chagos Archipelago, Indian Ocean, Mauritius, Chagossians, forced displacement, onward migration, Crawley, culture in exile, displaced people

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780719084300
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719084300.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Laura Jeffery, author