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Where Has All the Music Gone? Reflections on the Fortieth Anniversary of Fiji's Independence

Lal, Brij


Fiji's postcolonial journey has been fraught. The promise of prosperity and political stability, high at the time of independence in 1970, dissipated soon afterward as the politics of ethnicity came to the fore and as disagreements developed among indigenous Fijians and Indo-Fijians about the nature and direction of public policy. A military coup in 1987 removed a democratically elected government, but instead of ensuring the entrenchment of Fijian political control,it unleashed forces whose...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: The Contemporary Pacific
DOI: 10.1353/cp.2011.0040


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