Popular Seychelles Books

13+ [Hand Picked] Popular Books On Seychelles

Discover the list of some best books written on Seychelles by popular award winning authors. These book on topic Seychelles highly popular among the readers worldwide.

4.4/5

The Edge of Eden by Helen Benedict

In 1960, when her husband, Rupert, a British diplomat, is posted to the remote Seychelle Islands in the Indian Ocean, Penelope is less than thrilled. But she never imagined the danger that awaited her family there. Her sun-kissed children run barefoot on the beach and become enraptured by the ancient magic, or grigri, in the tropical colonial outpost. Rupert, meanwhile, fa In 1960, when her husband, Rupert, a British diplomat, is posted to the remote Seychelle Islands in the Indian Ocean, Penelope is less than thrilled. But she never imagined the danger that awaited her family there. Her sun-kissed children run barefoot on the beach and become enraptured by the ancient magic, or grigri, in the tropical colonial outpost. Rupert, meanwhile, falls under the spell of a local beauty who won’t stop until she gets what she wants. Desperate to save her marriage, Penelope turns to black magic, exposing her family to the island’s sinister underbelly. Ultimately, Penny and her family suffer unimaginable casualties, rendering their lives profoundly and forever changed. Helen Benedict’s acerbic wit and lush descriptions serve up a page-turner brimming with jealousy, sex, and witchcraft in a darkly exotic Eden. Helen Benedict, a Columbia University professor, has written four previous novels, five nonfiction books, and a play. Her novels have received citations for best book of the year from the Los Angeles Times and the Chicago and New York public libraries.

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4.8/5

Voices: Short stories from the Seychelles Islands by Glynn Burridge

Now in its 3rd edition, complete with fresh design and extra stories, the evergreen 'Voices' collection of Seychelles short stories by Glynn Burridge describes the strange secrets, realities and fantasies of life on Seychelles' Outer Islands where the author lived for two decades. Reviewed by the BBC as 'beautiful and powerful', 'Voices' was also selected by journalist and Now in its 3rd edition, complete with fresh design and extra stories, the evergreen 'Voices' collection of Seychelles short stories by Glynn Burridge describes the strange secrets, realities and fantasies of life on Seychelles' Outer Islands where the author lived for two decades. Reviewed by the BBC as 'beautiful and powerful', 'Voices' was also selected by journalist and author Anne Morgan as one of her preferred Seychelles books as she read her way around the world and will lead you on an unforgettably rich literary adventure into the twilight of the fast-disappearing world of the true Seychelles islander. Glynn Burridge is also the author of the dark Seychelles historical thriller, 'Kolony'.

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4.2/5

Contes et poèmes des Seychelles (poésie/prose africaine) by Antoine Abel

Les contes réunis ici répondent à un besoin impérieux de conserver le patrimoine culturel des Seychellois et de maintenir la tradition. Nous avions en effet autrefois nos R griots », mais ils sont presque tous morts aujourd'hui. Un effort de récupération a donc été entrepris par lequel je souhaite que les Seychellois puissent à l'avenir retrouver un peu de leur culture anc Les contes réunis ici répondent à un besoin impérieux de conserver le patrimoine culturel des Seychellois et de maintenir la tradition. Nous avions en effet autrefois nos R griots », mais ils sont presque tous morts aujourd'hui. Un effort de récupération a donc été entrepris par lequel je souhaite que les Seychellois puissent à l'avenir retrouver un peu de leur culture ancestrale. Dans la plupart des cas, ces contes ont été recueillis de vive voix, par des interviews réalisées auprès de vieux et de vieilles de nos îles. Quant aux poèmes, ils sont de deux genres certains sont à base strictement culturelle ("Dans le bon vieux temps ", " La vieille dame "), d'autres portent à la réflexion ou sont le reflet d'un état d'âme (" Voyageur ", " L'insecte et la fleur ", " Que m'importe "). Ces écrits essaient en quelque sorte de faire émerger les Seychellois d'un passé où ils n'étaient que des simples spectateurs. Le monde change vite et, si nous ne devons pas ignorer ce passé, nous ne pouvons plus non plus désormais nous y réfugier... - A. A.

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3.5/5

Echoes from the Oasis by A.R. Tirant

In early 1900 on the island of Mahe in the Seychelles, women were confined to specific roles and expectations, and custom and traditions prevailed with reverence. But, 16 year old Anna, being passionate, nature-loving and rebellious, wanted more out of life. She had different desires and bigger dreams... The book tells the emotional and dramatic story of Anna’s younger yea In early 1900 on the island of Mahe in the Seychelles, women were confined to specific roles and expectations, and custom and traditions prevailed with reverence. But, 16 year old Anna, being passionate, nature-loving and rebellious, wanted more out of life. She had different desires and bigger dreams... The book tells the emotional and dramatic story of Anna’s younger years. Forbidden love brought joy and meaning to her life, but it was quickly followed by a dreadful smallpox epidemic that brought tragedy to Mahe’s Victoria hospital where Anna worked. Would she survived the ordeal ? Louis agonised and prayed... fate did lend a hand, and after months of separations they were finally reunited. Surely all will now be fine for them ? Meanwhile in the background, the threatening atmosphere of a dark and closely guarded secret – witchcraft practices – has the islanders of this close-knit Catholic community shivering in fear, but it is the arson, murder and rape rearing its ugly heads that were more frightening. Suddenly, in a dramatic twist of fate, Anna’s life was turned perilously upside down... Will she be able to overcome that new drama and survived the First World War at the same time ?

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4.5/5

Hostage: A Year at Gunpoint with Somali Gangsters by Paul Chandler , Rachel Chandler , Sarah Edworthy

On 23 October 2009, British couple Paul and Rachel Chandler were kidnapped from their sailing boat in the archipelago of the Seychelles. Their yacht, Lynn Rival, was recovered six days later by naval forces, abandoned off the central Somali coast. After the attack, Paul and Rachel were taken first onto a previously hijacked merchant ship and then to Somalia, where they were On 23 October 2009, British couple Paul and Rachel Chandler were kidnapped from their sailing boat in the archipelago of the Seychelles. Their yacht, Lynn Rival, was recovered six days later by naval forces, abandoned off the central Somali coast. After the attack, Paul and Rachel were taken first onto a previously hijacked merchant ship and then to Somalia, where they were held for over a year, enduring threats and intimidation while their captors tried to extort millions of dollars from their family. In this remarkable book, the Chandlers recount their terrifying ordeal, revealing the inspiring and poignant story behind the dramatic headlines. At the heart of their survival was their unshakeable belief in each other and their determination to survive, making Hostage an unlikely love story; for Paul and Rachel, death, at times, seemed preferable to being separated.

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3/5

African Politics: A Very Short Introduction by Ian Taylor

Africa is a continent of 54 countries and over a billion people. However, despite the rich diversity of the African experience, it is striking that continuations and themes seem to be reflected across the continent, particularly south of the Sahara. Questions of underdevelopment, outside exploitation, and misrule are characteristic of many--if not most-states in Sub-Sahara Africa is a continent of 54 countries and over a billion people. However, despite the rich diversity of the African experience, it is striking that continuations and themes seem to be reflected across the continent, particularly south of the Sahara. Questions of underdevelopment, outside exploitation, and misrule are characteristic of many--if not most-states in Sub-Saharan Africa. In this Very Short Introduction Ian Taylor explores how politics is practiced on the African continent, considering the nature of the state in Sub-Saharan Africa and why its state structures are generally weaker than elsewhere in the world. Exploring the historical and contemporary factors which account for Africa's underdevelopment, he also analyses why some African countries suffer from high levels of political violence while others are spared. Unveiling the ways in which African state and society actually function beyond the formal institutional facade, Taylor discusses how external factors--both inherited and contemporary--act upon the continent. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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4.7/5

Slaving and Slavery in the Indian Ocean by Deryck Scarr

When Britain seized the Indian Ocean islands of Mauritius and Bourbon and the later-settled satellite of Seychelles (collectively known as the Mascareignes) during the Napoleonic War, after outlawing the slave trade itself, it became a question whether the British anti-slave-trade statutes should be applied in the former French island. Enduring questions arose as to whethe When Britain seized the Indian Ocean islands of Mauritius and Bourbon and the later-settled satellite of Seychelles (collectively known as the Mascareignes) during the Napoleonic War, after outlawing the slave trade itself, it became a question whether the British anti-slave-trade statutes should be applied in the former French island. Enduring questions arose as to whether the new British administrators of Mauritius and Seychelles, who often became slave and plantation owners themselves, winked at the illegal slave trade and whether they were permitted to do so by the British government. This book is an in-depth study of slave plantations, law courts, and the illegal slave trade in the Southwest Indian Ocean.

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3.5/5

Seychelles National Park by Laurel Marie Sobol

Seychelles National Park is a chain of islands and coral reefs submerged under water and some above water, with some of the world's largest reefs in the world. Animals like the giant tortoise were introduced, and love their habitat, enjoy this fine interactive educational book with journal, prayer, planner area and coloring pages. Watch for video as well.

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4.2/5

La última carta by Mercedes Guerrero

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3.4/5

For Your Eyes Only by Ian Fleming

"Bond watched her as she reached the edge of the tables and came up the aisle. It was hopeless. She was coming to meet someone—her lover. She was the sort of woman who always belongs to somebody else. What damnable luck! Before Bond could pull himself together, the girl had come up to his table and sat down. ‘I’m sorry I’m late. We’ve got to get moving at once. You’re want "Bond watched her as she reached the edge of the tables and came up the aisle. It was hopeless. She was coming to meet someone—her lover. She was the sort of woman who always belongs to somebody else. What damnable luck! Before Bond could pull himself together, the girl had come up to his table and sat down. ‘I’m sorry I’m late. We’ve got to get moving at once. You’re wanted at the office.’ She added under her breath: ‘Crash dive.’" Sudden emergencies and beautiful girls who aren’t quite what they seem and are the stock-in-trade of James Bond. And when 007 is on the case there’s only one thing you can be sure of—the result will be thrilling. And whether he’s dealing with the assassination of a Cuban thug in America, the destruction of an international heroin ring, or sudden death in the Seychelles, Bond gets the job done. In his own suave and unmistakable style…

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3.4/5

Coco sec (Seychelles) by Antoine Abel

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4.7/5

La Colonisation française des Seychelles by Gérard Buttoud

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3.2/5

Brothers of the Sea by D.R. Sherman

Story of a teenage boy and a dolphin set against the background of the Seychelles. In this tropical island "paradise" the boy Paul and his father live in imminent danger of eviction and starvation. When in an extraordinary underwater adventure the boy meets a dolphin, he discovers that the fortunes of his father, his girl friend and himself now all depend on his beloved "b Story of a teenage boy and a dolphin set against the background of the Seychelles. In this tropical island "paradise" the boy Paul and his father live in imminent danger of eviction and starvation. When in an extraordinary underwater adventure the boy meets a dolphin, he discovers that the fortunes of his father, his girl friend and himself now all depend on his beloved "brother of the sea.

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