Seychelles is made up of two main groups of over 100 islands in the western Indian Ocean. Its closest neighbours are Kenya, around 1600 kilometres to the west, and Madagascar, which lies about 1100 kilometres south. The inner group of around 40 islands are rocky and mountainous. The second group of outer islands are low-lying and coralline. Most of Seychelles is covered by forest.
French and English are official languages along with Seychellois Creole, which is French based creole language.
1976, following independence from Britain
Tony 'Raspyek' Joubert
Tony ‘Raspyek’ Joubert is a dub poet from the Seychelles. He is the founder of the Bling Bling Poetry Association and the Bling Bling Nod (poetry festival). In 2019 he won the Seychelles Arts Award 2019 Literature Award Category