Forced displacement and onward migration

Laura Jeffery

in Chagos Islanders in Mauritius and the UK

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780719084300
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781702451 | DOI:
Forced displacement and onward migration

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This introductory chapter first sets out the purpose of the book, which is to explore Chagossians' recollections of forced displacement, their reformulations of the homeland, their challenging lives in exile, their experiences of onward migration, and their attempts to make home in successive locations. It then details the Chagossians' forced displacement from the Chagos Archipelago and the onward migration to the UK. An overview of the subsequent chapters is also presented.

Keywords: Chagossians; forced displacement; homeland; exile; onward migration; Chagos Archipelago; UK

Chapter.  6194 words. 

Subjects: Ethical Issues and Debates

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