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Represented Communities: Fiji and World Decolonization (review)

Represented Communities: Fiji and World Decolonization (review) 482 the contemporary pacific • fall 2003 hybrid genre of “faction” as an avenue The authors remind us that it is no of expression. Fortunately, Brij Lal accident that deep, horizontal bonds has the literary talent to accomplish of nationhood have failed to develop it brilliantly. in much of the decolonized world. Colonizers defined and maintained andrew arno differences between social categories. University of Hawai‘i, Mänoa For a variety of reasons, specific to their local contexts, these divisions *** often continue into the present. Represented Communities: Fiji and Fiji is an excellent example to illus- World Decolonization, by John D trate this problem. Out of his need to Kelly and Martha Kaplan. Chicago: make the new colony self-supporting University of Chicago Press, 2001. and his desire to shield native Fijians, isbn 0–226–42990–3; xiv + 243 Fiji’s first governor promoted the pages, photographs, notes, bibliog- growth of a sugar industry based on raphy, index. us$18.00. labor recruited in British India. The authors remind us that the thousands Kelly and Kaplan’s book is a collec- of Indians who came to Fiji differed tion of essays written between 1991 in language, region of origin, religion, and 2000 in which they examine the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

Represented Communities: Fiji and World Decolonization (review)

The Contemporary Pacific , Volume 15 (2) – Aug 7, 2003

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University of Hawai'I Press
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Copyright © 2003 University of Hawai'i Press.
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Abstract

482 the contemporary pacific • fall 2003 hybrid genre of “faction” as an avenue The authors remind us that it is no of expression. Fortunately, Brij Lal accident that deep, horizontal bonds has the literary talent to accomplish of nationhood have failed to develop it brilliantly. in much of the decolonized world. Colonizers defined and maintained andrew arno differences between social categories. University of Hawai‘i, Mänoa For a variety of reasons, specific to their local contexts, these divisions *** often continue into the present. Represented Communities: Fiji and Fiji is an excellent example to illus- World Decolonization, by John D trate this problem. Out of his need to Kelly and Martha Kaplan. Chicago: make the new colony self-supporting University of Chicago Press, 2001. and his desire to shield native Fijians, isbn 0–226–42990–3; xiv + 243 Fiji’s first governor promoted the pages, photographs, notes, bibliog- growth of a sugar industry based on raphy, index. us$18.00. labor recruited in British India. The authors remind us that the thousands Kelly and Kaplan’s book is a collec- of Indians who came to Fiji differed tion of essays written between 1991 in language, region of origin, religion, and 2000 in which they examine the

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Published: Aug 7, 2003

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