Jean-Marie Tjibaou: Kanaky
Published in French in 1996, La PrC)sence Kanak is an edited collection of interviews with and essays by the charismatic Kanak leader Jean-Marie Tjibaou (1936-"1989). This English translation reveals the remarkable scope of Tjibaou's political career, his rhetorical power, his passionately held beliefs, and his persuasive ideology of Kanak unity and independence. Through his intellectual legacy, the reader is given an unparalleled insight into the social and political dynamic of New Caledonia and the Kanak people.
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PART ONE Raising our Heads 19741976
Why a Melanesian Festival?
Mdanesia 2000 A Political Cultural Event
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