By Shane Baiva
Young PNG AUTHORS like Glen Burua, Edward E Isouve, Gerard William Ivalaoa and Nigel V Sine are rising to leave a mark for this Generation & Generations to come! I am excited, blessed & so humbled to see this young people doing what they love doing – WRITING & getting Published.
In the year 2006, I was declared by his Excellency former Governor General of Papua New Guinea Sir Paulias Matane as the FIRST Youngest & the FIRST Religious Motivational Writer from PNG to get my Books get Published here in PNG & in Overseas. To date, I have written 20 Books & 49 Booklets. I have always have known deep down within my heart that PNG has many very talented brilliant minds that were waiting to be unleashed. But during the years that have gone passed, I have only focussed on the Publication of my own Books – Shane BAIVA Books.
It was late last year 2020 when Glen approached me to help him Published his first book. After Glen shared with me the similar struggles I have encountered in my early years of growing up as a Writer, I could feel the very pain & struggles he was facing & I decided that night that just young as Glen was (23 years old) I just didn’t want his dream of becoming a Published Author someday either delay for another longest time or silently die away in the years ahead. I wanted to make sure to contribute to his Success in a smaller way. That night, I made a decision to help Glen & other liked minded WRITERS rise to the call of Writing in a Country where the Art of Writing is a very rare thing to find.
Since then, I am so honored to help Published some of the finest emerging PNG Authors. The publishing industry is a very costly exercise here in PNG but these Young Authors have not let that stopped them from achieving their dream of becoming a Published PNG Authors. They have sacrificially dipped their fingers right into their pockets and have raised funds to get them publish their Books & now they’ve done it. I have concluded that they all have One goal & One message and that is ‘Nation Building’.
These Authors I’ve mentioned here, please kindly get in touch with them & purchase a Copy of their books either for yourself, family or just a friend for a gift. I assure you, principles & messages they have shared in their individual Books will help you live a better tomorrow. Please note that every proceed from a copy you purchase goes directly to support the Author’s School Fees, Charitable Organizations, Church & Ministry and etc. TOGETHER we all can inspire this Generation to make a difference for PNG as a whole & from PNG to the world. It’s Time for PNG to Shine!