Jean-Marie Tjibaou, Kanak Witness to the World: An Intellectual Biography (Pacific Islands Monograph Series No. 23)

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.

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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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  • publication date: 15/01/2009
  • ISBN13: 9780824833145
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 264
  • ID: 9780824833145
  • weight: 408
  • ISBN10: 0824833147

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