Thinking with Suzanne Ounei

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This article is a critical reflection on Kanak feminist activist Suzanne Ounei, one of the co-founders of the Group of Exploited Kanak Women in Struggle in Kanaky/New Caledonia in the 1980s. Through a close reading of her essays, speeches, and interviews, it explores the revolu-tionary character of her praxis. Specifically, the article looks at Ounei’s contribution to making Kanak women into political subjects, her cri-tique of antiblackness in Oceania and by settlers of color in Kanaky/ New Caledonia, and her exploration of Kanak feminist resistance against French civilizational feminism. The article frames Ounei’s strug-gle as Black Indigenous feminist thinking and doing.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)158-174
JournalAmerasia Journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2023
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


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