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New Caledonia's Kanak people will never lose hope

The flame of self-determination cannot be extinguished

| Pacific Islands
A woman signs before voting in a referendum in Noumea, New Caledonia, on Dec.12: France has reinforced a feeling of contempt toward the Kanak people.   © AP

Marylou Mahe was born in Houailou, in the Kanak country of Aje-Arho. She is of mixed Kanak and French descent. Marylou is a decolonial feminist artist and student in English studies in France. She is currently finishing her master's thesis on Hawaiian feminism.

As a young Kanak, I feel that this recent referendum is a huge waste.

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