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In that Paradise

By Fiada Kede First place World Environment Day Poetry My name is Fiada Kede. I’m from Eastern Highlands Province currently residing in Port Moresby. I love reading poems. What I love about poems is the way the ordinary things are expressed in an extraordinary way. When I read poems, it gives me a new senseContinue reading “In that Paradise”

Porugl: Son of the Underworld

Book Review Phil Fitzpatrick Porugl: Son of the Underworld by Kamnguru Nem, Independently published, 183 pages, ISBN: 9798520442332. Available from Amazon Australia, ebook $25.94, paperback $42.83. A gigl ambu is a female spirit who lives in the underworld and travels into the outerworld, where humans live, to secretly forage for food at night. The underworldContinue reading “Porugl: Son of the Underworld”

Regarding the perfect Melanesian gentleman

MICHAEL DOM – posted on PNG Attitude LAE – It is my observation that true Papua New Guinean gentlemen respond with quiet confidence, not in brash retaliation. In 2016, writing to encourage creative and intellectual contributions to the theme of ‘The Perfect PNG Gentleman‘, I wrote: The article was inspired by the prose poem ‘Perfect Gentleman’ by Dolorose AtaiContinue reading “Regarding the perfect Melanesian gentleman”

True PNG gentlemen respond with quiet confidence not in brash retaliation

By Micheal Dom In 2016, writing to encourage creative and intellectual contributions to the theme of ‘The Perfect PNG Gentleman’, I wrote: “It is clear that Papua New Guineans are still defining what it means to be a PNG citizen or even Melanesian.” “This continuing self-discovery requires us all to do what Naith and MartynContinue reading “True PNG gentlemen respond with quiet confidence not in brash retaliation”

Original local idiom – what’s not said taim yu tromoi tokpisin

A critique of the World Environment Day Poetry MICHAEL DOM “Congratulations and well done! Writing skills are sharpened by practice. Competition allows you to sharpen your work by reading other poets work as well – they may provide you [with] a new or different way of expressing your poetry”. – Ples Singsing email to entrantsContinue reading “Original local idiom – what’s not said taim yu tromoi tokpisin”

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