Christianity seems to have failed us badly

KELA KAPKORA SIL BOLKIN Keith Jackson & Friends: PNG Attitude, 06 May 2021 PORT MORESBY – At independence the constitution of Papua New Guinea did not separate church and state. In fact, the constitution declared Christian values as a decent custom to be adopted, upheld and passed on to the next generation. Besides, the constitutionContinue reading “Christianity seems to have failed us badly”

Implications of Unequal Sexual Power faced by PNG wives

BANABAS MENEI Sex in marriages or sex between a husband and a wife is undeniably a contentious issue of research and formal discussion. From a cultural perspective, in many cases, Papua New Guineans are strong believers that whatever that happens in a marriage is private. On one hand, there are arguments that lack of sexContinue reading “Implications of Unequal Sexual Power faced by PNG wives”

Reading eclectically is good for the mind

By SIMON DAVIDSON – PNG Attitude 05 May 2021 SONOMA – Reading eclectically is to read books from diverse sources of knowledge – reading a bit of something from everything. An eclectic reader reads some philosophy, some law, some accounting, and takes a dive into politics, economics, religion, poetry, computer science, political theory, rocket propulsion….Continue reading “Reading eclectically is good for the mind”

Inaugural Award Ceremony of Tingting Bilong Mi Essay Competition

LINDA MUROM The inaugural awards ceremony of the Ples Singsing Blog’s Tingting Bilong Mi 2020 Essay Competition took place at the Ribito Grill and Restaurant on Saturday 10th of April. Present at the event were essayist and their guests, along with the four Ples Singsing Masterminds and special guest Ms. Imelda Griffin, a writer/poet andContinue reading “Inaugural Award Ceremony of Tingting Bilong Mi Essay Competition”

Open minded & not afraid of criticism to become writer

By Vilousha Hahembe I’d like to start by expressing my deepest appreciation to the Ples Singsing Masterminds for hosting the Tingting Bilong Mi essay competition. It has given many young talented Papua New Guineans a platform to express their opinions about the originality of PNG authors. My experience in the essay competition gave me aContinue reading “Open minded & not afraid of criticism to become writer”

Charles Monckton – the trigger happy colonialist

Charles Monckton in 1907 BY BRADLEY GEWA | Academia Nomad Charles Monckton: Some Experiences of a New Guinea Resident Magistrate PORT MORESBY –Charles Arthur Whitmore Monckton (1873-1936) first arrived in the protectorate of British New Guinea (later known as Papua) in 1895 having been recruited from New Zealand as a magistrate. Upon Monckton’s arrival, Lieutenant-Governor SirContinue reading “Charles Monckton – the trigger happy colonialist”

Of writers, publishers & self-publishers

By PHIL FITZPATRICK – 26 February 2020, Keith Jackson & Friends PNG Attitude TUMBY BAY – Herman Melville (1819-91) published his famous novel, ‘Moby Dick’, in 1851. Sales were very slow. The novel was out of print during the last four years of his life, having sold 2,300 copies in its first 18 months and anContinue reading “Of writers, publishers & self-publishers”

Interesting Books Written by Papua New Guineans You Should Read

08 NOVEMBER 2020 SKERAH We need a generation of “bookfacers” more than “facebookers”! It’s important that we create and embed in our children the importance of reading and writing.  Creating a culture isn’t an easy task but requires persistence.  And it is indeed a challenging task given the competitive nature and evolving technology we areContinue reading “Interesting Books Written by Papua New Guineans You Should Read”

Let’s Write Books! – A Letter from His Excellency

08 NOVEMBER 2020 SIR PAULIAS MATANE In 1957 I started my career as a primary school teacher at Tauran Primary School in New Britain where I was a student from 1947 to 1955. I found that we did not have many books about Papua New Guinea. The few reading books were written by expatriates. WhenContinue reading “Let’s Write Books! – A Letter from His Excellency”

Books by Sir Paulias Matane

08 NOVEMBER 2020 GREGORY BABLIS NOTICE The eighth Governor-General of Papua New Guinea, Sir Paulias Matane is a prolific writer. He has written over 40 books throughout his long career. He holds the unique honour of being the only Papua New Guinean to have travelled to all seven continents in the world. His travels allContinue reading “Books by Sir Paulias Matane”