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About Saradha Soobrayen

Saradha Soobrayen was born in London She received an Eric Gregory Award in 2004 and the Pacuare Nature Reserve’s Poet Laureate residency in 2015.  Her poetry, essays and experimental short fiction are widely published in journals and anthologies. She is currently writing a poetic inquiry into the depopulation of the Chagos Archipelago. ‘Sounds Like Root Shock’: is a melange of political rhetoric, Kreol ​dialect, poetry and song lyrics. She is a supporter of the Chagossian Community and their right to return campaign

Articles by Saradha Soobrayen

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Adam Bychawski is an editorial assistant at openDemocracy.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

The depopulation of the Chagos Archipelago: guardians of culture, tradition and the stability of the home

The islands were ‘swept and sanitised’. An albatross/ was spared, and the order given: ‘…a few man fridays...must go’.

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