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Island of Shattered Dreams

By Chantal Spitz

Island of Shattered Dreams

In a lyrical and immensely moving style, this book combines a family saga and a doomed love story, set against the background of French Polynesia in the period leading up to the first nuclear tests. The text is highly critical of the French government, and as a result its publication in Tahiti was polarising.

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In a lyrical and immensely moving style, this book combines a family saga and a doomed love story, set against the background of French Polynesia in the period leading up to the first nuclear tests. The text is highly critical of the French government, and as a result its publication in Tahiti was polarising.

Finally in English, Island of Shattered Dreams was the first ever novel written by an indigenous Tahitian writer.

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  • ISBN: 9781869692995
  • Dimension: 138 x 210 mm
  • Pages: 164
  • Format: Softback
  • Language: English
  • Publication Date: 03 Sep 2007

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About the Author

Chantal Spitz

Chantal Spitz is a prominent Tahitian author who has written a range of poems, essays, and novels – all with a focus on the voice of the Indigenous citizen. Chantal was a founding member of the Tahitian literary magazine Littérama’ohi, which goals were to expose the richness and variety of authors of French Polynesia. The Island of Shattered Dreams... Read More