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Chantal Spitz


Chantal Spitz was born in 1954 in Pape’ete. After studying abroad, she returned to Tahiti. She worked first as a secretary and then as a teacher. She has been highly critical of French neo-colonialism. She has been involved in the Polynesian literary magazine Littérama’ohi.

Other links

“We are Tahitians” (about nuclear testing with introduction by Spitz)
Chantal Spitz (in French)
Chantal Spitz (in French)
Interview (in French)


1991 L’île des rêves écrasés (Island of Shattered Dreams)
2002 Hombo, transcription d’une biographie
2006 Pensées insolentes et inutiles
2011 Elles, terre d’enfance
2012 Hombo : transcription d’une biographie
2015 Cartes postales (stories)
2022 Et la mer pour demeure