A space for Papua Niuginian creativity

Ensuring the literary embers still burn bright

Despite the setbacks and difficulties, sparkling embers still burn in the fireplace of Papua New Guinean literature. Rait ples, rait papagraun, rait pipol. Right place, right heritage, right people. In Tok Pisin rait is also ‘write’ – Keith Jackson MICHAEL DOM – posted on PNG Attitude blog LAE – Around the middle of June, Ples Singsing Writers &Continue reading “Ensuring the literary embers still burn bright”

26 Letters

By Michael Mondo This poem is about the motivation I sought when writing. Sometimes words don’t come easily, other times they just flow in the mind, like wave ripples; single words, dancing letters, phrase, etc. And all It takes is to capture the first wave of letters before the next can be revealed.  When lettersContinue reading “26 Letters”

Dominica Are & her Prized Possessions

HAZEL KUTKUE| Sipikriva Girl Blog | Photographs by Dominica Are ‘Prized Possessions: A Collection of Poetry’by Dominica Are, paperback, 132 pages. Independently published, March 2020. ISBN-13 979-8622956454. Available here from Amazon for $US8.73 BRAUN – Poetry makes for beautiful literature. Sipikriva Girl, despite not entirely embracing poetry, had the opportunity to speak to 34-year old writer, poet andContinue reading “Dominica Are & her Prized Possessions”

Global First As Young Eswatini Writer Ntsika Kota Wins 2022 Commonwealth Short Story Prize

By Ruth Killick – The Nigerian Voice 29-year-old newcomer makes history as first winner from Eswatini Kota’s story ‘and the earth drank deep’ depicts a group of hunter-gatherers encountering threats from wild animals, disease and unexpected death Winning story praised for ‘putting “evil” on display without interrogation or judgement’ Twenty-nine-year-old Ntsika Kota has today been announcedContinue reading “Global First As Young Eswatini Writer Ntsika Kota Wins 2022 Commonwealth Short Story Prize”

Dom’s poetry receives Pacific praise

FAUMUINA FELOLINI MARIA TAFUNA’I| Flying Geese Productions CHRISTCHURCH – Poet Michael Dom’s two newest books are being praised for their illumination of life in Papua New Guinea and as a “treasure chest of a special type of poetry”. Dried Grass over Rough Cut Logs and 26 Sonnets: Contemporary Papua New Guinean Poetry were launched this month. Veteran writer ProfessorContinue reading “Dom’s poetry receives Pacific praise”

An Interview with Mary Rokonadravu, Winner of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize for the Pacific Region

Posted by Pacific Corporation Foundation Mary Rokonadravu, a Fijian writer, is the 2022 winner of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize for the Pacific region. Her story, The Nightwatch, was one of 6,730 entries this year and shortlisted alongside 26 other writers from the continents of Africa, Asia, Canada & Europe, and the Caribbean. Of thisContinue reading “An Interview with Mary Rokonadravu, Winner of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize for the Pacific Region”

My Walk to Equality – voices of wisdom, optimism and hope

TRISH NICHOLSON – posted on 19/01/2017 PNG Attitude blog My Walk to Equality, edited by Rashmii Amoah Bell, Pukpuk Publications, 278 pages. Paperback $US10.53 or Kindle $US1.00. ISBN-10: 1542429242. ISBN-13: 978-1542429245. Available here from Amazon MY Walk to Equality is a remarkable achievement. Not only as Papua New Guinea’s first anthology of women writers but also forContinue reading “My Walk to Equality – voices of wisdom, optimism and hope”


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