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Redundancy On The Instalment Plan: Chagossians And The Right To Be Called A People

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The large majority of Chagossians were deported to Mauritius, little attention has been directed towards the over two hundred Chagossians who were resettled in the Seychelles, representing about one-tenth of all Chagossians. With a small but growing body of literature documenting the history of Diego Garcia and Chagossians in Mauritius, this chapter represents the first significant examination of Chagossians living in the Seychelles. The chapter also discusses attempts made to secure compensation for a number of civil torts allegedly committed by the UK government during the process of deportation. The chapter then discusses the barriers to eligibility for UK Citizenship, specifically detailing Chagossian chain migration to Crawley in West Sussex. It discusses Chagossian children's perceptions and representations of homeland through reflexive drawing techniques and other methodologies.

Keywords: Chagossians; Diego Garcia; Mauritius; Seychelles; UK Citizenship



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