Jean-Marie Tjibaou: Kanaky

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Pandanus Books, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 327 pages
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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About the author (2006)

Since 2000 John Trotter has been invited every year to the

international photography festival Visa Pour l'Image in Perpignan,

France. He has also won prestigious awards at the Santa Fe Center

of Photography and Pictures of the Year International competition

with photographs on the Colorado River Delta, the first post-braininjury

work of his new life, published since in US News and World

Report and Orion magazines.

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