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Nights of StorytellingA Cultural History of Kanaky-New Caledonia$
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Raylene Ramsay

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780824832223

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824832223.001.0001

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Portraits of Colonial Society

Portraits of Colonial Society

(p.151) Chapter Eleven Portraits of Colonial Society
Nights of Storytelling
Raylene Ramsay
University of Hawai'i Press

This chapter presents extracts from the works of P. and M. Nervat, Jean Mariotti, and Alin Laubreaux. The first translated extract is from the novel by P. and M. Nervat Célina Landrot: Fille de Pouembout, named after the heroine. Célina is the daughter of French ex-convicts who have been granted a land concession. The second extract is from Mariotti's A bord de l'Incertaine, a collection of incidents in the life of two children whose age and lifestyle resemble the young author and his sister. The translated extract from Laubreaux's novel Le Rocher à la voile features Gabriel, a sixteen-year-old Kanak of the Wagap tribe, who has arrived in Nouméa to work for Jacques Molardon and his wife. In this passage Laubreaux highlights the indifference and arrogance that could be displayed by colonial immigrants towards Kanak.

Keywords:   P. Nervat, M. Nervat, Jean Mariotti, Alin Laubreaux, New Caledonia, Kanak people

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