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”

BSP and Broncos launch 2022 Financial Literacy Program in NCD schools

By Bank of South Pacific “Saving a little bit of money can go a long way if you want to buy things in the future such as stationary, books, even a computer,” said Brisbane Broncos Ambassador and retired player Darius Boyd when launching the BSP Financial Literacy School Program today (Tuesday 3rd May, 2022). PopularContinue reading “BSP and Broncos launch 2022 Financial Literacy Program in NCD schools”

Ex-kiap author shortlisted for UK award

By KEITH JACKSON – posted on PNG Attitude blog Death of a Coast Watcher by Anthony English, Monsoon Books, Burrough on the Hill Leics UK, 2020, 479 pages. Kindle $9.56, paperback $22.75 from Amazon Books NOOSA – A psychological thriller with a strong connection to wartime events in Papua New Guinea has been shortlisted by the London-basedContinue reading “Ex-kiap author shortlisted for UK award”

PNG-Australian Lydia Gah writes her story of surviving domestic violence to inspire hope and change

ABC Far North / By Brendan Mounter Born prematurely in a remote village on New Britain island, off mainland Papua New Guinea, Lydia Gah learnt to survive from her very first breath. But it’s her story as the survivor of a 12-year abusive marriage that she’s determined to share with the world. Ms Gah has just self-published aContinue reading “PNG-Australian Lydia Gah writes her story of surviving domestic violence to inspire hope and change”

The third Mini-poetry Competition for World Environment Day – Coming soon!

Making waves in 2021 with Tongan poet Karlo Mila na tanim tokpisin wantaim Benjamin Mane long 2020 LAST year, there were very few entrants in the mini-poetry competition, only four entrees actually, but that was a step up from the first contest, for which we had only one entrant. Maybe the number of entrees wasContinue reading “The third Mini-poetry Competition for World Environment Day – Coming soon!”

The writers who are forever more to write

PHILIP FITZPATRICK – posted on PNG Attitude Blog “I write a lot & always have plenty of ideas, drafts, storylines, even planned sequels…. I’ll be writing for evermore in the future, if I can find time” – Baka Barakove Bina In 2015, when Baka Bina published his novel, ‘Man of Calibre’, Phil Fitzpatrick described it asContinue reading “The writers who are forever more to write”

We need an educated population

By Michael Kabuni – posted on Academia Nomad If I had an option of creating my own village, I would be happy to have all the University graduates without jobs as members of the village. Our chief would be someone with a degree in psychology from UPNG. Our church treasurer would be an accountant graduateContinue reading “We need an educated population”

What must have happened to Ma?

BAKA BARAKOVE BINA – posted on PNG Attitude Blog NOOSA – Yesterday Baka Bina was announced as one of five Pacific regional finalists in the prestigious Commonwealth short story prize, the first Papua New Guinean to be thus honoured and chosen from 6,730 entries before the international judging panel. The original story is in TokContinue reading “What must have happened to Ma?”

Baka Bina shortlisted for major literary prize

KEITH JACKSON – posted on PNG Attitude Blog NOOSA – Baka Bina has become the first author from Papua New Guinea to be shortlisted for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize. The Prize is awarded annually for the best piece of unpublished short fiction from any of the Commonwealth’s 54 member states. Baka’s story, ‘Wonem SamtingContinue reading “Baka Bina shortlisted for major literary prize”