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The paradox of two countries called Fiji

Volume 13, Issue 2

September, 2007

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Robie, D. (2007). The paradox of two countries called Fiji. Pacific Journalism Review, 13(2): 207-210. Review of Stopover, by Bruce Connew. Wellington: Victoria University Press, 2007. 188 pp. ISBN 978084735577.
Author(s): David Robie
Reviewed book by: Bruce Connew
Publication date: 
September, 2007

This book, Stopover, is a poignant documentary of the lives of the cane families and a story of migration. It is illustrated with some 59 sepiatoned Connew portraits and other studies, seven diaspora snapshots, two grainy Speight television images and a faded image of two unkown men, earlier descendants (c. 1940's) of the girmitiya, 19th century indentured labourers brought to Fiji by the British colonialists to establish the sugar plantations.