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Island of Shame is the most comprehensive history of the Chagossian people's exile and subsequent fight for justice. Written by US academic David Vine, the powerful piece summarises several decades of UK and US intrigue against the Chagossian people and their simple desire to live in their homeland. Donate £20 and we'll send you a copy!
The history of the Chagos Islands can at times seem overwhelmingly complex and obscure, but Professor Vine bring to life with great clarity and insight. A passionate supporter of the Chagossian cause, he also provides an analysis of how and why successive US and UK Governments behaved the way they did.
Perhaps most valuable is the interviews and comments within the book from Chagossian exiles and activists. The memories of native-born Chagossians, forced into poverty in the slums of Mauritius and the Seychelles, serve as a valuable archive of a terrible human rights abuse.
We've agreed to buy 20 copies direct from Professor Vine, and if you want a copy just donate £20 and we'll send you one in the post (we may need a little more if your are outside the UK to cover additional postage and packaging costs).
We will only have those 20 copies so get your orders in quickly. Once we have 20 donations, we'll place the order and get Island of Shame sent to you.
How quickly you get the book will then depend on how quickly orders come in, but it shouldn't be more than a few weeks. Once you've made your donation we can guarantee you will receive a book. In the unlikely event we don't get 20 orders within a month, we'll order however many books were requested and get those sent to you.
All royalties from Professor Vine's book go towards the Chagossian people.