Song of Chagos: Hearts in Exile (2014) Van Haltern, Valerie Ariel

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A fictionalized account of the exile of the Chagossian Islanders from the Chagos Archipelago in the 1970's, this story follows youth, Ti Jean, through exile from his

island Diego Garcia and on into adulthood. With "old ways" understanding and a true heart filled with the song of Chagos he brings forth the wisdom and spirit of his

ancestors, the saga songs and dance, his own inner music. Jean's work inspires and helps others to survive amidst prejudice, abuse, poverty, drugs and prostitution in the

foreign land and slums of Mauritius where his people are forced to live. In his adulthood he unites adversaries and carries forth his dream and the dream of his people to

return home to their island paradise of the Chagos Archipelago, to honor their ancestors buried there. For thirty years the world looks the other way. For ten years the world

looks on and in the end, in Jean's lifetime, the world hears his story and responds. (Three Book Saga)



Publisher ‏ : ‎ WingSpan Press (March 17, 2014)

Language ‏ : ‎ English

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 232 pages

ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1595945156

ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1595945150



    • EAN 123456978159594515078911
    • ISBN 1595945156
    • Brand WingSpan Press
    • Mfg Part # BOOK- SONG OF CHAGS HEARTS IN EXILE
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