Painim liklik mak bilong tokples long Crocodile Prize: (3) Ol PNG raita i kirap bek gen

Vernacular traces in the Crocodile Prize: (3) The PNG Writers Rise Again An essay in five parts BY MICHAEL DOM WITH ENGLISH TRANSLATIONS BY ED BRUMBY Taim 2014 Crocodile Prize Nesenol Litereri Kompetisen ikirap gen (em igo bek gen long han bilong Keith Jackson na Phil Fitzpatrick) ol raita i pinisim bikpela wokmak tru olsemContinue reading “Painim liklik mak bilong tokples long Crocodile Prize: (3) Ol PNG raita i kirap bek gen”

Painim liklik mak bilong tokples long Crocodile Prize – Namba 2

“Vernacular traces in the Crocodile Prize – Part 2” An essay in five parts BY MICHAEL DOM WITH ENGLISH TRANSLATIONS BY ED BRUMBY 2. Wanwan i raitim tok-singsing na tanim tok Long kirap bilong Crocodile Prize Nesenol Litireri Kompetisen long 2011 nambawan taim we hanmak bilong wanpela poet i kamap long Tok Ples em longContinue reading “Painim liklik mak bilong tokples long Crocodile Prize – Namba 2”

Painim liklik mak bilong tokples long Crocodile Prize

“Vernacular traces in the Crocodile Prize” An essay in five parts BY MICHAEL DOM WITH ENGLISH TRANSLATIONS BY ED BRUMBY 1. Maski salim tingting. Kirapim gen LONG 2010, Keith Jackson AM na Philip Fitzpatrick, ibin kirapim tingting long kamapim nesenol literari kompetisen – Crocodile Prize. Mipela sampela man meri ibin raitim toktok igo ikam wantaimContinue reading “Painim liklik mak bilong tokples long Crocodile Prize”

A book about the challenges of our time

By CAROLINE EVARI – PNG Attitude Blog When the River Destroys by Samantha Kusari, Pukpuk Publications, 2015, 104 pages. ISBN 1517034299. Kindle $US0.92, Paperback $US5.38. Order here from Amazon or contact Samantha by email here PORT MORESBY – Caroline Evari interviews writer Samantha Kusari about her story of a young boy growing up in a village in the EasternContinue reading “A book about the challenges of our time”

The Growth of Papua New Guinea Literature

Kesia Erick Artists have always played an important role in societies, both traditional and modern. The works of one kind of artist are collectively known as literature. Every society, culture, country has its own literary tradition and its own collection of literature. Thus, we can speak and read of American Literature, English Literature, Australian LiteratureContinue reading “The Growth of Papua New Guinea Literature”

Age-old wayfinding for new-age challenges

BY MICHAEL DOM “Faumuina Felolini Maria Tafuna’i’s captivating debut poetry collection is a waka to enter; sit and take in the vista of her world and the world of the greatest moana on the planet. Here is a waka to shelter in, to feel the roll and swell of aroha and grief, joy and theContinue reading “Age-old wayfinding for new-age challenges”

Writing in PNG: Kovave & beyond

13 July 2021 EVELYN ELLERMAN In this second extract from ‘Learning to Be a Writer in Papua New Guinea’, Evelyn Ellerman writes of the emergence of student writers at the University of Papua New Guinea from 1967, which led to the development of a home-grown Papua New Guinean literature. Her paper was part of theContinue reading “Writing in PNG: Kovave & beyond”

How PNG’s first literary blossoming arrived

12 July 2021 EVELYN ELLERMAN In this extract from ‘Learning to Be a Writer in Papua New Guinea’, Evelyn Ellerman writes of the establishment of the Literature Department at the University of Papua New Guinea in 1967, which led directly to the development of the first shoots of a home-grown Papua New Guinean literature. HerContinue reading “How PNG’s first literary blossoming arrived”

A brief history of PNG literature, Part 2

12 July 2021 PHILIP FITZPATRICK TUMBY BAY – It wasn’t until 1977 that a Papua New Guinean novel appeared that was targeted at Papua New Guinean readers, Russell Soaba’s Wanpis. Wanpis (Tok Pisin for a person who is lonely or alone, like an orphan) is about identity and displays an angst that is quintessentially Papua New Guinean. SomeContinue reading “A brief history of PNG literature, Part 2”

A brief history of PNG literature, Part 1

Keith Jackson & Friends: PNG Attitude, 11 July 2021 PHILIP FITZPATRICK TUMBY BAY – Papua New Guinea has a rich tradition of oral literature which exists to this day. Vincent Eri’s work of 1970, The Crocodile, was the first novel by a Papua New Guinean, but it seems likely that the first book written by a PapuaContinue reading “A brief history of PNG literature, Part 1”