PASIFIKA BLACK: RACE, POWER & DIASPORA IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC

In 1961, a group of black West Papuans ushered an urgent declaration to their fellow “Negroids of the world.” It read, “We are living in the Pacific, our people are called Papuans, our ethnic origin is the Negroid Race. We do not want to be slaves any more.” Yearning for international support in their struggle against Indonesian colonialism, West Papuans continually reached out to their “tribesmen” across the African Diaspora.


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