History is full of people’s whose societies exist for but a moment before they are snuffed out by internal or external forces. The Chagossians of the Chagos Islands were one of these communities. This week Kalvin and Nick dive into a story of small island life dominated by the cash crops of their day, displacement, empires, and the machines of war. A serene atoll chain sparsely populated before a socioeconomic boom is at the center of this episode, as a people fade into history, but not before leaving behind a culture unique to themselves.
Links referenced in this episode:
Island of Shame book – https://www.amazon.com/Island-Shame-Secret-History-Military/dp/0691138699/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Island+of+Shame%3A+The+Secret+History+of+the+U.S.+Military+Base+on+Diego+Garcia&qid=1591196545&sr=8-1