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Oceania: neocolonialism, nukes and bones

Oceania: neocolonialism, nukes and bones

Author: Andre Vltchek
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Foreword by Noam Chomsky Introduction by Dr Steven Ratuva Oceania: neocolonialism, nukes and bones is a critical appraisal of the destructive consequences of colonialism and later neocolonialism and how they have reshaped and undermined the very essence of Pacific humanity. It provides a rather uncomfortable but justifiably powerful moral message that the perils of Oceania need drawing attention to for the future survival of Pacific peoples and cultures. - from Introduction by Dr Steven Ratuva - Senior Lecturer in Pacific Studies at the University of Auckland

Reviews

Oceania: neocolonialism, nukes and bones elaborates, from a committed standpoint, a compelling and disturbing perspective upon a region in crisis. - Martin Edmond - Winner 2013 Prime Minister's Award for Literary Achievement.

Author description

Andre Vltchek, novelist, filmmaker, investigative journalist and photographer, spent five years travelling throughout Oceania. During his journey he interviewed politicians, social workers, journalists, teachers, doctors and the local inhabitants. He became friends with the great Pacific writer Epeli Hau'ofa who declared him an 'honorary citizen of Oceania,' and he intricately documented the appalling effects Western government policies, corporate strategies and military operations were having on the islands and peoples of the Pacific.

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General Fields

  • : 9780992245337
  • : Atuanui Press
  • : Atuanui Press
  • : November 2013
  • : 198 x 140 mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : November 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Black and white illustrations
  • : Andre Vltchek
  • : Paperback
  • : 256