President Danny Faure met the Seychellois author of the book ‘Echoes from the Oasis’, Mrs Rosie Tirant-Longhurst at State House on Thursday 23rd February.

During the meeting, President Faure commended Mrs Tirant-Longhurst for her contribution in preserving the Seychellois heritage and culture through literature. “Each generation has a legacy, and each generation also gives it to the next one. The work that you are doing is educating our young people through your writing and sharing the story of our past and we are very grateful for that,” said President Faure.

During the meeting Mrs Tirant-Longhurst also had the opportunity to share new ideas on ongoing projects that are presently in the research stages and present President Faure with a personal copy of ‘Echoes from the Oasis’.

Speaking to the press after the meeting, Mrs Tirant-Longhurst shared that her passion for writing was her way of remaining in touch with Seychelles and preserving the memories of the country.

Mrs Tirant is a former nurse by profession who left Seychelles over 25 years ago and has been living in the UK since 1995. She is currently working on the sequel of ‘Echoes from the Oasis’, and her second book is expected to be released in early 2018.