Tag Archives: New Caledonia

Raylene Ramsay’s The Literatures of the French Pacific

Raylene Ramsay’s monograph The Literatures of the French Pacific: Reconfiguring Hybridity has a misleading title. The book deals not with the French Pacific as a whole, but specifically with the French-speaking country of New Caledonia. I can only think this … Continue reading

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Kindness to Strangers

The first thing I need to report about my expedition to New Caledonia is the incredibly generous hospitality I received there. From all kinds of people: indigenous Kanak, white Caledonians, metropolitan French, and other expatriates. They welcomed me into their … Continue reading

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Cycling Back to the South Pacific

One thing I always intended to blog about was my field research for Deep Time. I’ve done a post about the trip to Gabon, but not yet about the one to New Caledonia – and now I’m about to return … Continue reading

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Welcome to Deep Time

‘Deep time’ is geological time, the millions of years over which the Earth and its creatures have evolved. Deep Time is also the name of my epic novel of prehistory, to be published by Hawthorn Press on 9 May. The … Continue reading

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