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Jean-Marie Tjibaou, Kanak Witness to the World

An Intellectual Biography

Eric Waddell (author)

ISBN: 9780824832568

Publication Date: Sep 2008

Format: Hardback

Also available as: Paperback  

Jean-Marie Tjibaou is arguably the most important post-World War II Oceanic leader. This biography of the Kanak (New Caledonia) leader takes a 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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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.
Illustrations 24 illustrations
Pages 264
Date Published 30 Sep 2008
Publisher University of Hawai'i Press
Series Pacific Islands Monograph Series
Series Part No. 23
Subject/s Biography & True Stories   Australasian & Pacific history   Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000   Political leaders & leadership  
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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