Sana – You Shone as the Morning Star

By CHIEF MARK TONAR – 15 March 2021, Keith Jackson & Friends: PNG Attitude Chief Mark Tonar is a former kiap from the United Nauro Gor community in the Kundiawa-Gembogl area of Simbu. He is also a former Pangu Pati Simbu branch secretary (1982-1992). He has fond memories of meeting the late Grand Chief SomareContinue reading “Sana – You Shone as the Morning Star”

God had a spear, his name was Sana

By TANYA ZERIGA ALONE – 15 March 2021, Keith Jackson & Friends: PNG Attitude Innocent, bright eyed; we blinked in the Stone Age and happened in the Modern Era. Our forefathers could not have prepared us for this. How could they? But God had a spear – Michael Thomas Somare was your name. SANA. Peacemaker.Continue reading “God had a spear, his name was Sana”

An original poem in Tok Pisin & English

By MICHAEL DOM – 27 March 2021, Keith Jackson & Friends: PNG Attitude Bik nem lidasip  Papa bilong yu Emi gat bikpela nem turuLong olgeta hap ples mi raunMi ken i harim ol manmeri Litimapim nem bilong emTaim oli toktok long ol kainkain wok Emi bin mekim long en Iau bilong mi pairapAi na maus bilong mi opBaiContinue reading “An original poem in Tok Pisin & English”

Hanging Balls – you be the judge

By BAKA BINA – 25 May 2020, Keith Jackson & Friends: PNG Attitude PORT MORESBY – I had submitted this story to the Commonwealth Writers Prize for 2020. Three stories from Australia and New Zealand were on the short list. None of the Pacific islands entries made it. Like Thomas Hukahu has said, we in PapuaContinue reading “Hanging Balls – you be the judge”

How to make a bit of money as a book author in PNG

By JORDAN DEAN – 27 May 2019, Keith Jackson & Friends: PNG Attitude PORT MORESBY – Self-publishing is a blessing for Papua New Guinean writers. But, while CreateSpace and Amazon Kindle have eased our publishing woes, there are some downsides. Many PNG authors lack the business acumen and haven’t sold a single copy of their booksContinue reading “How to make a bit of money as a book author in PNG”

Essay contest delivered some useful lessons

By KEITH JACKSON – 23 March 2021, Keith Jackson & Friends: PNG Attitude NOOSA – The inaugural Tingting Bilong Mi [My Opinion] essay contest for Papua New Guinean writers under the age of 35 resulted in some great writing. The contest was the brainchild of Dr Michael Dom and the ‘Mastermind’ team and the topic asked the youngContinue reading “Essay contest delivered some useful lessons”

The Observations of Caroline Evari

A poetry book review MICHAEL DOM ‘Nanu Sina: My Words’, by Caroline Evari, Independently published (May 3, 2019) I HAD BEEN FOLLOWING Caroline’s poems on PNG Attitude for some time and was very glad to see her put out this book. Nanu Sina is presented in four sections, namely, Conflicts, Relationships, Hope and Family. IContinue reading “The Observations of Caroline Evari”

Launa ramoramo kakakakana

A poem translated in Hiri Motu and Tok Pisin Launa ramoramo kakakakana Hiri Motu translation by Rev. Willie Moses and Christine Moses Launa buatau Vaga auna, Bona ahu hoduna Launa ramoramo kakakakana Launa mata roharoha naha bodagaiamo Isi mirokana, Gorere ihavarana. Launa udu toto gorerena Launa herehia gauna Kekeni eha heralaidiamu, Mavaru ai. Hutuma ihaContinue reading “Launa ramoramo kakakakana”

Women triumph in first essay contest

PATRICK LEVO & KEITH JACKSON 22 March 2021, Keith Jackson & Friends: PNG Attitude PORT MORESBY – On behalf of the Ples Singsing Blog, and having cast our tired but sparkling eyes over the organisation of the Tingting Bilong Mi essay contest, we are ready to announce the winners of this inaugural competition. And theyContinue reading “Women triumph in first essay contest”