Jean-Marie Tjibaou, Kanak Witness to the World: An Intellectual Biography - Pacific Islands Monograph Series (Paperback)Eric Waddell (author)
Paperback 264 Pages / Published: 31/08/2008
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Jean-Marie Tjibaou is arguably the most important post-World War II Oceanic leader. His intellectual abilities, acute understanding of both Melanesian and European civilizations, stature as a statesman, commitment to nonviolence, and vision for Melanesia's potential contributions to the global community have all contributed to the creation of a remarkable and enduring legacy. Until now, no substantial English-language study has existed of Tjibaou, who was assassinated in 1989. This intellectual biography of the Kanak (New Caledonia) leader takes an essentially chronological approach to his life - from his beginnings in the mountains of northern New Caledonia and his studies at the Sorbonne to his leadership of the independence movement in the Territory.
Publisher: University of Hawai'i Press
Number of pages: 264
Weight: 408 g
Dimensions: 231 x 155 x 20 mm
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