The eighth Governor-General of Papua New Guinea, Sir Paulias Matane is a prolific writer. He has written over 40 books throughout his long career. He holds the unique honour of being the only Papua New Guinean to have travelled to all seven continents in the world. His travels all over the globe have also been the subjects of some of his books.
Check the link below for an impressive list of his books and their prices available through the Paulias Matane Foundation Inc. These are great educational books deliberately written in simple English. If you want to order copies, please make cheques payable to: ‘PAULIAS MATANE FOUNDATION INC’ and send to PO Box 79, Port Moresby, NCD, Papua New Guinea. Proceeds from the sales of these books will NOT benefit Sir Paulias Matane personally and financially as the author but will go towards charity. Sir Paulias Matane has been donating to charity, privately, for over two decades. Email email@example.com for more information.
Ples Singsing is envisioned to be a new platform for Papua Niuginian expressions of creativity, ingenuity and originality in art and culture. We deliberately highlight these two very broad themes as they can encompass the diverse subjects, from technology, medicine and architecture to linguistics, music, fishing, gardening et cetera. Papua Niuginian ways of thinking, living, believing, communicating, dying and so on can cover the gamut of academic, journalistic or opinionated writing and we believe that unless we give ourselves a platform to talk about and discuss these things in an open, free and non-exclusively academic space that they may remain the fodder for academics, journalists and other types of writers alone. New social media platforms have given every individual a personal space to share their feelings and ideas openly, sometimes without immediate censure. The Ples Singsing writer’s blog would like to provide another more structured platform for Papua Niuginian expressions in written, visual and audio formats while also providing some regulation of the type and content of materials to be shared publicly.
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