Kurai Memorial Awards Announcement

PRIZE MONEY DOUBLED AND ENTRY PERIOD EXTENDED FOR BIOGRAPHICAL SHORT-STORY COMPETITION Ples Singsing is very glad to inform entrants in the Kurai Memorial Awards that the sponsor of the competition, businessman Cr. Paul Kurai, has advised us that he will double the cash prize money and requestes that we allow a further two months forContinue reading “Kurai Memorial Awards Announcement”

Kindly Kindle became a greedy book monster

In Amazon’s early days there was a hint of a benevolent and philanthropic spirit in its business model, but the ogre of profit at all costs has overtaken all other considerations PHILIP FITZPATRICK – posted on PNG Attitude Blog TUMBY BAY – Michael Dom and I have just endured an incredibly dispiriting battle with AmazonContinue reading “Kindly Kindle became a greedy book monster”

Global First As Young Eswatini Writer Ntsika Kota Wins 2022 Commonwealth Short Story Prize

By Ruth Killick – The Nigerian Voice 29-year-old newcomer makes history as first winner from Eswatini Kota’s story ‘and the earth drank deep’ depicts a group of hunter-gatherers encountering threats from wild animals, disease and unexpected death Winning story praised for ‘putting “evil” on display without interrogation or judgement’ Twenty-nine-year-old Ntsika Kota has today been announcedContinue reading “Global First As Young Eswatini Writer Ntsika Kota Wins 2022 Commonwealth Short Story Prize”

A living legend of a typical man

By Paul Minga You don’t know how excited l was as a typical Papua New Guinean when unexpected news reached me that l would be travelling to Australia. Such news when reached a typical man’s ears – it is indeed a heart throbbing news that sends a typical  into orbit in space or another planetContinue reading “A living legend of a typical man”

Peace and Harmony in my family

By Mary Eugenia I was not yet born when the Bougainville conflict began in 1989. When the Panguna mine shut down, my dad who was working there came back to Buin and married my mother. Like the rest of the young men during that time, he joined the Bougainville Revolutionary Army. I am the firstContinue reading “Peace and Harmony in my family”

The two interpreters – Palnge and Simbil 

A SHORT BIOGRAPHY BY PAUL MINGA According to stories by my deceased mum, Agatha, of what had transpired before her eyes in the late 60’s and early 70’s, this story starts in her recalling of first and pioneer Catholic missionaries namely Father William Ross, Father Misik, Father Peter Van’ Andrichen, Sister Rose Bernadette and otherContinue reading “The two interpreters – Palnge and Simbil “

Short-story for International Literacy Day

A trip to the river BY ISSABELLE VILAU ‘Hurry up, come on lets go!’I heard my big brother Angna, screaming on top of his lungs ordering, everyone to get of of the house. ‘Were coming’ my cousins and I responded, as we all ran out the house, with our bag of clothes and a bilumContinue reading “Short-story for International Literacy Day”

Haiveta Babul aka Mrs. No Life in Nouvelle Caledonia

By Neko Babul Before I start on the next episode, let me tell you the meaning of Haiveta Mori. It means Happy Girl in the Toaripi language of Gulf Province. Haiveta was in her element, she got everything organized, her father Mr. J.P. Sarufa constructed a wooden chest to pack the bulky items like blanketsContinue reading “Haiveta Babul aka Mrs. No Life in Nouvelle Caledonia”

Haiveta Babul aka Mrs. No Adventures in Nouvelle Caledonia

By Neko Babul Haiveta wasted no time in getting to know her fellow womenfolk at the South Pacific Commission community. Her friends taught her French, and took her on a round trip around the island. On Friday nights, we were treated to free shows of Tahitian, Wallis and Futuna Islands, or Kanaky music and dance.Continue reading “Haiveta Babul aka Mrs. No Adventures in Nouvelle Caledonia”