Salim Tingting Long Saksak

23 October 2020 MICHAEL DOM Em saksak tasol ia Bilas bilong doti wara Diwai bilong en igat nilnil Emi sut olsem supia Tasol taim em i silip Putim tamiok long mit Bai wara kamautim gris kaikai Em saksak tasol ia Olomania, tumbuna pukpuk Ating em i driman gut tru Long lukim meri Sepik Bilas bilongContinue reading “Salim Tingting Long Saksak”

The paradox of the alienation and preservation of culture

22 October 2020 JOHN KAUPA KAMASUA CHANGE is an inevitable threat to art and culture in Melanesia. And change is constant in the universe. Art and culture is formed from belief systems, ways of viewing the world, making things (material culture) that are either inherited or part of contemporary life. And it is the activeContinue reading “The paradox of the alienation and preservation of culture”

See Here These Loose Threads

22 October 2020 MICHAEL THEOPHILUS DOM An entry in the Crocodile PrizeKina Securities Award for Poetry See here these loose threads, See how I hold them in my hands And how I roll them on my thigh? Tired and wrinkled they both are, My hands and thighs, But still strong enough For this work andContinue reading “See Here These Loose Threads”

‘Tok-singsing’: Giving Back to PNG

20 October 2020 MICHAEL DOM “It is a home-grown literature that will amplify the creativity, culture and spirit of Papua New Guineans. But, lacking the required support, literature has not emerged in PNG as an influence capable of playing its vital role in education, in nation building or in people’s lives” – Keith Jackson AM, ‘The chasmContinue reading “‘Tok-singsing’: Giving Back to PNG”

“Re-thing and reclaim our own approaches” to express our story

19 October 2020 Michael Dom LAE – In her review of my poem collection 26 sonnets (available for free on PNG Attitude) Professor Konai Helu Thaman of the University of Hawaii provided a task to Papua Niuginian writers which I believe is central to our current dual objectives which are to, firstly, make our ownContinue reading ““Re-thing and reclaim our own approaches” to express our story”