Histories of Diversity: Kailoma Testimonies and ‘Part-European’ Tales from Colonial Fiji (1920–1970)

  title={Histories of Diversity: Kailoma Testimonies and ‘Part-European’ Tales from Colonial Fiji (1920–1970)},
  author={Lucy de Bruce},
  journal={Journal of Intercultural Studies},
  pages={113 - 127}
  • Lucy de Bruce
  • Published 1 February 2007
  • Journal of Intercultural Studies
Fiji's citizens inherited a race conscious system developed during British colonialism. This paper discusses the issue of miscegenation and race segregation in colonial Fiji during 1920–70 in the lead-up to independence and it traces the emergence of a racially mixed community of Fijian/European mixed bloods (“Kailomas”) during early white settlement. The author, from this community, provides an analysis of the major themes of her people's collective memory and offers an alternative explanation… 
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