Monthly Archives: May 2011

The Art of Chagos – Paintings of Clement Siatous

Born in 1947 to parents working at Peros Banhos, Clément spent most of his childhood on Diego Garcia.  After the establishment of BIOT led to the family’s displacement and resettlement on Mauritius, Clément began to use his artistic talents to … Continue reading

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The Song “Diego” by the group Cassiya

Mo bien sagrin nou fine perdi éne zoli ti zil (Diego Diego) Lwen la bas kot larzen pa ti trop nécessaire zot lasanté ti protézé fruit des mers tia la traine coco rafresi ti éne zoli la vie natirel zot … Continue reading

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Paul Caboche at Port ‘T’. During the 1939/1945 war,  Paul Caboche was posted as a Royal Navy Wireless Operator at Diego Garcia in charge of a Secret Wireless Radio Station.  He stayed there for nearly two and a half years.  … Continue reading

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Bor’ Endan, Bor’ Déhor

A  Childhood at Chagos This charming book, written in French and illustrated with paintings by the celebrated Chagossian artist Clement Siatous, recounts various episodes in the life of the author who grew up in and around the islands of the … Continue reading

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