Beyond the Horizon’: New book by Seychellois Robert Grandcourt

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Post  Sirop14 on Fri Feb 03, 2017 2:58 pm

Beyond the Horizon’: New book by Seychellois Robert Grandcourt



‘Writing the book was an eye-opening journey,’ says author



Seychellois Robert Grandcourt has shared his life experiences and the stories of our ancestors in his new book entitled ‘Beyond the Horizon.’

The ceremony to officially launch the book was held this week at the Mayor’s Office in the presence of the Designated Minister Macsuzy Mondon, members of the National Assembly (MNAs), Mayor of Victoria David Andre, family and friends of the author, among other distinguished guests.

The novel is dedicated to the people of Seychelles and the descendants of Yaya, the slave; Genevieve, the idealistic daughter of a sea captain and slave trader; her clandestine lover Alfred and their son Alexandre.

The author has chosen a painting by Michael Adams for the book cover.

Born in 1944, Mr Grandcourt grew up in Praslin and he holds a BA in Economics from Sussex University, a Diploma in Social Studies and MPhil from Oxford University.

The author has worked his way up from a soldier in the British army to a senior economist and principal secretary with the Seychelles government. He was also the executive director of the African Development Bank (ADB) and served as the chief of the African section of Unicef.

Mr Grandcourt is also a fervent advocate of democracy and human rights.
http://www.nation.sc/article.html?id=252766

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Post  Sirop14 on Sat Feb 18, 2017 6:50 pm

Writer Grandcourt brings President Faure ‘Beyond the Horizon’

18-February-2017

Two weeks after launching his first book entitled ‘Beyond the Horizon’, Seychellois author Robert Grandcourt has briefed President Danny Faure about the contents of the publication.

This was during a courtesy call yesterday afternoon at State House.

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