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Recommended historical fiction books (4)
Travel the world without leaving your chair. If you are into historical fiction here are some historical fiction books from Mauritius for the next part of the Read Around The World Challenge.


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Die Stille von Chagos by Shenaz Patel DE

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Country: Africa / Mauritius flag Mauritius
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While Charlesia longs for her homeland of Diego Garcia, Désiré, the young man who might be her son, begins to uncover the secrets of his parents and their past. This novel tells the story of the Chagossians, their deportation, and their uprooted lives in Mauritius since Diego Garcia became an American military base.

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Silence of the Chagos by Shenaz Patel EN

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Country: Africa / Mauritius flag Mauritius
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Based on a true, still-unfolding story, Silence of the Chagos is a powerful exploration of cultural identity, the concept of home, and above all the neverending desire for justice. Shenaz Patel draws on the lives of exiled Chagossians in this tragic example of 20th century political oppression. Every afternoon a woman in a red headscarf walks to the end of the quay and looks out over the water, fixing her gaze “back there”: to Diego Garcia, one of the small islands forming the Chagos archipelago in the Indian Ocean. With no explanation, no forewarning, and only an hour to pack their belongings... continue

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The Last Brother by Nathacha Appanah EN

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Country: Africa / Mauritius flag Mauritius
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Raj is oblivious to the Second World War being fought beyond his tiny exotic island. His mother is his sole company while his father works as a prison guard, so the boy thinks only of making friends. One day, from the far-away world, a ship brings to the island Jewish exiles who have been refused entry to Israel. David, a recently orphaned boy of his own age from Prague, becomes the friend that he has longed for, and Raj takes it upon himself to help David to escape from the prison. As they flee through sub-tropical forests and devastating storms, the boys battle hunger and malaria - and forge... continue


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