Remembering Tracey Banivanua Mar

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Dear colleagues,

I was very sad to hear the news of Tracey Banivanua Mar's death, far too young.  I found this tribute to her, written by colleagues in Australia, and thought others might enjoy reading it:

https://overland.org.au/2017/08/remembering-tracey-banivanua-mar/

I have Tracey's wonderful book, Decolonisation and the Pacific, in front of me as I write.  It begins with the story of her great aunt, Bubu Taka, who remembered when white men were just a rumor and who became a global citizen.  Tracey too was a global citizen and I wish we had had more time to listen to her important voice.

RIP.

Lucy Chester

University of Colorado Boulder