20 December 1848: the abolition announcement

In the local French Creole language, it is called 「Fèt kaf」, the ‘black people festival’. The reason behind this obviously rough title, is that on the 20th of December of 1848, an announcement that came from mainland France to French colony Réunion Island – anciently known as île Bourbon – was eventually enforced by the … Continue reading 20 December 1848: the abolition announcement