The life of a woman in PNG politics

DAME CAROL KIDU Keith Jackson & Friends: PNG Attitude 15 May 2021 Edited extracts of questions from a talk by Dame Carol Kidu at the University of Papua New Guinea on 23 April. Dame Carol was an MP for 15 years (1997-2012). The current PNG parliament  (2017-2022) has no women members in its 111 seats.Continue reading “The life of a woman in PNG politics”

Bride price today: abuse & exploitation

DUNCAN GABI | Keith Jackson & Friends: PNG Attitude 15 May 2021 MADANG – Bride price is a notable Melanesian tradition passed from one generation to another; it is a form of payment or dowry to the bride’s family by the groom. Traditionally, bride price was a gesture of appreciation towards the parents and relativesContinue reading “Bride price today: abuse & exploitation”

Culturally based leadership in contemporary Papua Niugini

LINGARD RAGIN “The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one who gets the people to do the greatest things” – US President Ronald Reagan Leadership in contemporary PNG culture is entirely different between the Highlands and the Coastal societies. A leader in the Highlands is recognizedContinue reading “Culturally based leadership in contemporary Papua Niugini”

ANNOUNCING THE KURAI MEMORIAL AWARDS FOR BIOGRAPHICAL SHORT STORIES

IN HONOR OF LATE Cr KURAI TAPUS OF KAIAP VILLAGE, WABAG Links here to a short story and new book about Kurai Tapus by Daniel Kumbon BROUGHT TO YOU BY PLES SINGSING & MR. PAUL KURAI, OWNER OF RIBITO GRILL & RESTARAUNT (PORT MORESBY) Instructions The person written about does not need to be famousContinue reading “ANNOUNCING THE KURAI MEMORIAL AWARDS FOR BIOGRAPHICAL SHORT STORIES”

The funny business of editing

By PHIL FITZPATRICK – 11 October 2019, Keith Jackson & Friends PNG Attitude TUMBY BAY – I like reading autobiographies and biographies, especially those relating to writers. I recently finished reading a biography of Joseph Heller, the American author of several novels, including the famous Catch 22. In the process I discovered that Heller was influencedContinue reading “The funny business of editing”

Why we need to write – it’s a pathway to success

By SIMON DAVIDSON – 08 June 2019, Keith Jackson & Friends PNG Attitude SONOMA – We need to write to develop our mind, generate new ideas and clarify our thinking. Yet the reality is that it’s hard being a writer. Literary work is not jolly work. Literary success comes on the back of hard workContinue reading “Why we need to write – it’s a pathway to success”

Want to publish? You can but here’s the truth behind the scenes

By FRANCIS NII – 25 March 2019, Keith Jackson & Friends PNG Attitude KUNDIAWA – I feel that it is important for me to share my experience of book publishing with authors and would-be authors to give them insights into book publication so they can make informed decisions to find the best and cheapest onlineContinue reading “Want to publish? You can but here’s the truth behind the scenes”

What an average reader wants to see in a published work

By PHIL FITZPATRICK – 01 November 2018, Keith Jackson & Friends PNG Attitude TUMBY BAY – Baka Bina made an interesting request following my recent article about the British author Alexander McCall Smith. He said, “You have written about the pitfalls of publishing before and I would like to ask if you can re-state whatContinue reading “What an average reader wants to see in a published work”