Seychelles to host international conference on Creole studies during October cultural festival

Seychelles will be hosting the 16th edition of the International Conference of Creole Studies from October 28 to November 3, an event that will see the contribution of over 100 participants from all over the world.

The conference, which will be held at the Anse Royale campus of the University of Seychelles, will welcome Creole researchers, scholars, linguists and anthropologists.

“We chose October 28 to start the colloquium as it marks the International Creole Day. That date was declared as the International Creole Day by the Federation of Creole Islands by the pioneers who started the International Committee for Creole Studies,” said Penda Choppy, the director of the Creole language and culture researcher at the University of Seychelles.

The International Committee for Creole Studies, created in Nice, France, has been coordinating the conference for the past 50 years at regular intervals.

Source: Seychelles News Agency