United States of Melanesia

United States of Africa is an Initiative working towards unification of all people of Melanesia descent under one Melanesian Confederation of Tribes based in Africa. We firmly believe that we people of African descent in the South Pacific, regardless of our geographical locations and modern nation-states boundaries and naming, we know that we have one origin both culturally and geographically, […]

Colonialism in Melanesia

Colonialism in Melanesia

Source: https://www.metmuseum.org/ 1906 – Australia assumes administration of British holdings in New Guinea. 1906 – Britain and France establish joint rule over Vanuatu, then called the New Hebrides. 1907/8 – Pablo Picasso purchases two New Caledonian wood figures. While African art has a stronger influence on modernist works than that of Oceania, Picasso’s personal collection eventually contains a number of Melanesian works, including […]