JULIUS JETHRO Papua New Guinea A Nation of thousand tribes A nation of nations United Papua New Guinea In Unity, a nation is built With trust, late Sir Grand Chief was entrusted To take this land from Colonizers And name it the Beloved Papua New Guinea So these children can call it the home EvenContinue reading “Wishing Happy 46th Independence Celebrations”
ISSABELLE VILAU Thousands By Thousands we are Hundreds of Islands scattered across, the silky blue surface of the Pacific Ocean Mountain ranges stood tall and proud like a King Crowned with rare jewel of untouched virgin forests and Clothed with the royal robe of endemic flora and fauna By Thousands we are Tribes sparsely scatteredContinue reading “Poem for the 46th Anniversity of Independence”
By planter’s child adventures Growing up with a father who is an agriculture extension officer, I have witnessed and have seen the day to day significant challenges of delivering farmer trainings in rural villages with limited or nil resources. In Kaiapit in Markham where agriculture extension is active, officers still go out to teach farmersContinue reading “Extension service is the bedrock of agriculture in Papua New Guinea”
FAUMUINA FELOLINI MARIA TAFUNA’I I am taking your sister out of the sky To hold her in my hand and show my son He watches you with saucers in his eyes Wide-eyed, tracing your whakapapa lines Across the black black skies far from earth Your sister, she is burning a hole in my flesh ItContinue reading “‘Etu iti”
By Clare Wedu- Kokinai Dear Independence,When we first met16th September, 1975 setWe sang duet was told I’d changeIt felt strangeTo change Red, Black, Gold marchedAnd the world watchedWere ties touched? At noon’s dawnShe A Mela Nesia bornWhat has gone? Colonization? Yours truly andCitizen
By Clare Wedu- Kokinai I lay coveredin my green dressmy favorite, yes!shades of greencover my skin fern green laces tickle my chinforest green neckline is keenshow off my beautiful sleevesmyrtle green mountain peaksrush down the flat grasslandyou will find my warm bodybeneath cool mints of pool my waist is coveredunder green fibersmy arms spread openlikeContinue reading “Green Dress”
MICHAEL DOM MY GRANDFATHER IS A CANOE was published in July of this year and is the first solo book by Samoan wayfinding poetess Faumuina Felolini Maria Tafuna’i, published under Flying Geese Pro. Felolini’s very first appearance as a poet in print was in ‘Fika – a fictional body of new writing by First DraftContinue reading “An interview with wayfinding poetess Faumuina Felolini Maria Tafuna’i”
Kesia Erick Artists have always played an important role in societies, both traditional and modern. The works of one kind of artist are collectively known as literature. Every society, culture, country has its own literary tradition and its own collection of literature. Thus, we can speak and read of American Literature, English Literature, Australian LiteratureContinue reading “The Growth of Papua New Guinea Literature”
BY MICHAEL DOM “Faumuina Felolini Maria Tafuna’i’s captivating debut poetry collection is a waka to enter; sit and take in the vista of her world and the world of the greatest moana on the planet. Here is a waka to shelter in, to feel the roll and swell of aroha and grief, joy and theContinue reading “Age-old wayfinding for new-age challenges”
A trip to the river BY ISSABELLE VILAU ‘Hurry up, come on lets go!’I heard my big brother Angna, screaming on top of his lungs ordering, everyone to get of of the house. ‘Were coming’ my cousins and I responded, as we all ran out the house, with our bag of clothes and a bilumContinue reading “Short-story for International Literacy Day”
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