The first volume in a new series publishing Francophone writers of the Pacific in English, The Kanak Apple Season presents the short fiction of Dewe Gorode, the leading Kanak author of New Caledonia. This collection reflects the ethnic complexities of the colonial past of New Caledonia. The author's approach to language reveals an original voice that compels attention. Drawing on the heritage of blood-lines, family, cultural tradition and colonialism, Gorode takes her reader on a journey into the Kanak world providing insight into the culture of one of Australia's nearest - yet least known - neighbours.
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Déwé Gorodé was born in 1949 in Ponérihouen in New Caledonia. After high school, she took a B.A. at the Université Paul-Valéry de Montpellier. She returned to New Caledonia to teach. She was soon involved in political action, starting with the Foulards Rouges [Red Scarves], of which she soon became president.
She was later involved with the groupe 1878 and then with the independence movement, PALIKA. During this period, she was sent to prison on three occasions. She returned to teaching, teaching Paicî, her native language. She continued to be involved in political activity, most recently having served as vice-president of the Government of New Caledonia. During this period, she was writing poetry, stories and novels.
Dewe wrote the first Kanak novel, L'Epave (2005) which has since been translated into English as 'The Wreck'.
Auteur(s) : Déwé Gorodé ,
Genre : English books,
Editeur : Pandanus Books,
Caractéristiques : Format 14 x 22 cm, broché, 227 pages,
Date de parution : 2004,
EAN : 9781740760409