“Who Should you Write For?”: Competing Spheres of Print Culture Production in Colonial Papua New Guinea

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21 October 2020 Evelyn Ellerman Figure 1: Arthur Jawodimbari receiving prize from Les Johnson In 1970, the colonial administration of Papua and New Guinea (PNG)published a short article called “Courses for Writers” in the December issue of its literary journal, New Guinea Writing (NGW).…

Learning to Be a Writer in Papua New Guinea

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21 October 2020 Evelyn Ellerman Abstract For students and instructors at English-speaking, post-war, colonial universities, the literature curriculum had special significance: graduates of these institutions were expected not only to fill key positions in a new nation, but to write that nation into existence.…

On writing an essay, and finding nice examples

PHIL FITZPATRICK Keith Jackson & Friends: PNG Attitude,  19 May 2014 ESSAYS are generally “short pieces of writing penned from an author’s personal point of view”.  However, that definition is vague and not really satisfactory because it could apply to other forms, such as articles and short stories. Sometimes it’s easier to describe something byContinue reading “On writing an essay, and finding nice examples”

Getting PNG literature recognised as a nation building tool

DANIEL KUMBON Keith Jackson & Friends: PNG Attitude, 18 June 2019 WABAG – I was privileged to present two copies of my books to James Marape a few days before he was elected the eighth prime minister of Papua New Guinea. Enga governor Sir Peter Ipatas, Wabag MP Dr Lino Tom, education secretary Dr UlkeContinue reading “Getting PNG literature recognised as a nation building tool”

LAUNCHING PLES SINGSING“TINGTING BILONG MI” 2020 ESSAY COMPETITION

Ples Singsing is a Papua Niuginian Writer’s blog created by four prominent PNG writers, Caroline Evari, Betty Wakia, Gregory Bablis and Michael Dom. The four Ples Singsing Masterminds started this website to have PNG writing and arts shared, promoted, reviewed and celebrated on digital platform, to provide a means of dialogue between us as PapuaContinue reading “LAUNCHING PLES SINGSING“TINGTING BILONG MI” 2020 ESSAY COMPETITION”

Some ideas on strengthening PNG literature

By Phil Fitzpatrick Keith Jackson & Friends: PNG Attitude, 28 august 2011 THE WRITERS’ WORKSHOP in Port Moresby sponsored by PNG Attitude and the PNG Post Courier and hosted by the Australian High Commission is not far off now and the time seems ripe to float a few ideas. The grand theme of this firstContinue reading “Some ideas on strengthening PNG literature”

See you at the crossroads

Michael Dom Gordon Secondary School graduation poem for Year 12’s November 1996 At the end of Grade Twelve Two years seems Just as long a time as four And the memories just as sweet The days went by In periods long and short Interesting and exciting Boring and dreary Sleepy or alert            And we learnedContinue reading “See you at the crossroads”

Ples Singsing welcomes PNG writers and poets

Ples Singsing Masterminds “The Ples Singsing blog is created to encourage and facilitate this process to “re-thing and reclaim” our own stories, poetry and drama. Here we may interact with each other through our writing, in literature which expresses what it means to us to be Papua Niuginian”. Re-thing and reclaim our own approaches toContinue reading “Ples Singsing welcomes PNG writers and poets”