Jean-Marie Tjibaou, Kanak Witness to the World: An Intellectual Biography (Pacific Islands Monograph Series No. 23)
By: Eric Waddell (author)Paperback
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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.
Eric Waddell is an independent scholar with attachments to the Departement de geographie, Universite Laval, Canada, and the School of Geosciences, University of Sydney.
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