Sabrina Jean, Chairperson of Chagos Refugees UK, living in Crawley.
Question 1. What is your closest connection with the Chagos Islands – were you born there, were your parents born there or other relatives?
I'm a Chairperson of the Chagos Refugees UK and my father is a native of Peros Banhos.
Question 2. Where is home to you now?
My home is in Chagos but now I live in UK and I'm fighting to return back home. We are fighting and work hard to return home.
Question 3. What are the most important things for you to make a place home?
Question 4. Describe your community, friends and family in Crawley (or elsewhere in the UK)?
My community in Crawley we are like family- same when we are in Chagos.
Question 5. Do you feel that Chagossian culture still has a central place in your community?
Yes we remember everything.
Question 6. Do you remember any songs that you learned on the islands? Or that your family taught you? Do you remember any stories?
It was a shame story and we have lots of memories.
Question 7. What was your recollection - or family story - about leaving the islands?