Bosco Uraliu gives us a father’s advice, poetically

A poem entered in the Mini-Poetry competition for World Environment Day, 2022 A Father’s Advice on Land The excellent photo below was taken by Sydney Bahrt / Science Photo Library A Father’s Advice on Land In the cover of childhood innocence, With a mind ever so stainless, Instilled, is a father’s wisdom, A sincere guideContinue reading “Bosco Uraliu gives us a father’s advice, poetically”

TOKSAVE – JUDGES VERDICT IS IN FOR THE MINI-POETRY COMPETITION FOR WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY

Here is what our poetry judge for this year’s mini-poetry contest had to say to Ples Singsing and the participating poets. Thank you, Michael, and Ples Singsing for asking me to judge this competition. I hope I have completed my task to your expectations.  I am a great admirer of Ples Singsing, of your determinationContinue reading “TOKSAVE – JUDGES VERDICT IS IN FOR THE MINI-POETRY COMPETITION FOR WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY”

TOKSAVE – The entries for Mini-poetry Competition on World Environment Day 2022 are now being judged

Well done to the twenty-one entrants who are participating this year. Assessment of the poems is made by ‘blind-judging’ of poems sent without the author names and details. Although six entrants have not provided their identification, there is still time for them to remedy that, so please do. With the ID photo’s Ples Singsing canContinue reading “TOKSAVE – The entries for Mini-poetry Competition on World Environment Day 2022 are now being judged”

Young writers elevated to an unknown future

By PHIL FITZPATRICK – posted on PNG Attitude Blog Tingting Bilong Mi: 2020 Essay Competition edited by Michael Dom & Ed Brumby, Pukpuk Publications (May 2022), 195 pages. $1.00. Kindle edition available from Amazon Books TUMBY BAY – I’ve got a confession to make, I like reading Papua New Guinean literature. I’ve probably learnt more about theContinue reading “Young writers elevated to an unknown future”

Recalling the day I met Daniel Kumbon, one of PNG’s prominent writers

Richard Napam As he entered the Ribito Restaurant in Waigani, I could recognize him instantly. He had his bilum hat and his long beard which I saw on the cover of his books and in pictures. Daniel and his friend placed their lunch orders and chatted away two tables from me. I purchased a copyContinue reading “Recalling the day I met Daniel Kumbon, one of PNG’s prominent writers”

‘Our designs are stolen’: the fight to keep sacred tapa in the hands of PNG’s Oro people

By Leanne Jorari in Oro Province – The Guardian Tapa, a tattooed fabric, has been worn in Papua New Guinea for centuries but there are concerns it has been commercialised. When Papua New Guinean fashion designer Yaku Ninich wanted to use tapa designs inspired by those of her grandmother, in her work, she first had toContinue reading “‘Our designs are stolen’: the fight to keep sacred tapa in the hands of PNG’s Oro people”

Of Building Blocks, Library Shelves, and a Country’s Soul

Maebh Long IN THE WINNING ESSAY of the Tingting Bilong Mi 2020 essay competition, Illeana Dom brings her readers into her old school library. As she walks us past the library shelves, she points out absence: the lack of new works by PNG authors in the non-fiction section, and in the fiction section, the difficultyContinue reading “Of Building Blocks, Library Shelves, and a Country’s Soul”