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Race, speight and the crisis in Fiji

Mishra, V. (2008) Race, speight and the crisis in Fiji. In: Lal, B. and Pretes, M., (eds.) Coup: Reflections on the political crisis in Fiji. ANU E Press, Canberra, ACT, pp. 60-64.

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Abstract

In Fiji one suspects no one really cares about this crucial distinction. On 14 May 1987, Rabuka 19s rhetoric was racial; since 19 May 2000 George Speight 19s has been even more so. I begin my story with race because my Fiji was primarily colonial and racial. By the time I left Fiji for good in 1974 I had seen only a year and a half of post-colonial Fiji.

Publication Type: Book Chapter
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Social Sciences and Humanities
Publisher: ANU E Press
Copyright: 2008 ANU E Press
Publishers Website: http://epress.anu.edu.au/titles/coup_citation/pdf-...
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/13449
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