Déwé Gorode


Déwé Gorode born Ponérihouen, New Caledonia June 1, 1949. Kanak independence leader using peaceful methods; poet and writer; Nobel Peace Prize nominee 2005; jailed 3 times; first woman university professor; Vice-President 2001-09; first woman in colonial government 1999.


Violated by the lecherous desires of senior men. Prestige, virility, war—male concepts for the Great House of men, built on the broad backs of women! Sharing, solidarity, humility, the word of women, conceived, nourished, and carried in our entrails of beaten wives.” (“Ute Murunu pelite fleur de cocotier”, 1994, p. 21; photo pacific-bookin.nc)