Rochelle Bokalen reminds us to love our Mama Graun

A poem entered in the Mini-Poetry 2022 Competition for World Environment Day Poem by Rochelle-Rhiannon Bokalen Mama Graun This place I live in Is a land ever green Blanketed with blue waters From which many islands adrift. From the highlands to the islands We embrace our tropical forests With towering trees, looming over the horizonsContinue reading “Rochelle Bokalen reminds us to love our Mama Graun”

Dominica Are & her Prized Possessions

HAZEL KUTKUE| Sipikriva Girl Blog | Photographs by Dominica Are ‘Prized Possessions: A Collection of Poetry’by Dominica Are, paperback, 132 pages. Independently published, March 2020. ISBN-13 979-8622956454. Available here from Amazon for $US8.73 BRAUN – Poetry makes for beautiful literature. Sipikriva Girl, despite not entirely embracing poetry, had the opportunity to speak to 34-year old writer, poet andContinue reading “Dominica Are & her Prized Possessions”

An Interview with Mary Rokonadravu, Winner of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize for the Pacific Region

Posted by Pacific Corporation Foundation Mary Rokonadravu, a Fijian writer, is the 2022 winner of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize for the Pacific region. Her story, The Nightwatch, was one of 6,730 entries this year and shortlisted alongside 26 other writers from the continents of Africa, Asia, Canada & Europe, and the Caribbean. Of thisContinue reading “An Interview with Mary Rokonadravu, Winner of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize for the Pacific Region”

My Walk to Equality – voices of wisdom, optimism and hope

TRISH NICHOLSON – posted on 19/01/2017 PNG Attitude blog My Walk to Equality, edited by Rashmii Amoah Bell, Pukpuk Publications, 278 pages. Paperback $US10.53 or Kindle $US1.00. ISBN-10: 1542429242. ISBN-13: 978-1542429245. Available here from Amazon MY Walk to Equality is a remarkable achievement. Not only as Papua New Guinea’s first anthology of women writers but also forContinue reading “My Walk to Equality – voices of wisdom, optimism and hope”

Ples Singsing is proud to bring you the winning poems of the Mini-Poetry Competition for World Environment Day 2022

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THESE YOUNG WOMEN POETS First place winning poem by Fiada Kede Poem #01 Tok Pisin translation preferred by the judge Em i wok lon draun Olain! Olain! Yupela i lukim ol mak nogut? long antap tru blo Blu igodaun lo aninit tru blo Blu Blupela Pasifika i wok lon draun Draun insaitContinue reading “Ples Singsing is proud to bring you the winning poems of the Mini-Poetry Competition for World Environment Day 2022”

Special mum,pours out her heart

By LARRY ANDREW – posted on The National CHILDREN with special needs are not sent to special parents; they make parents special.Author Evah Loloh Kuamin says so – and why. Her book My Love -Natugu, is a love story of a mother’s (her own) response to the parental challenges in caring for a special-needs childContinue reading “Special mum,pours out her heart”

PNG-Australian Lydia Gah writes her story of surviving domestic violence to inspire hope and change

ABC Far North / By Brendan Mounter Born prematurely in a remote village on New Britain island, off mainland Papua New Guinea, Lydia Gah learnt to survive from her very first breath. But it’s her story as the survivor of a 12-year abusive marriage that she’s determined to share with the world. Ms Gah has just self-published aContinue reading “PNG-Australian Lydia Gah writes her story of surviving domestic violence to inspire hope and change”

Professional PNG Women Celebrating International Women’s Day

By Betty Gabriel Wakia Today is Tuesday, 8th of March, the International Women’s Day. The campaign theme for this year 2022 is ‘Break the Bias’, in which women imagines a world free of gender-equal from bias, stereotypes and discrimination. Many of us may not be aware, but gender biases and stereotypes are deeply rooted intoContinue reading “Professional PNG Women Celebrating International Women’s Day”

Michelle Rooney short-listed for book award

By KEITH JACKSON – posted on PNG Attitude Blog MELBOURNE – Michelle Nayahamui Rooney – a dual Papua New Guinea-Australia citizen of Manus heritage – is one of 10 shortlisted writers in contention for the 2022 Hazel Rowley Literary Fellowship. The annual award is given by Writers Victoria to an Australian writer for a proposedContinue reading “Michelle Rooney short-listed for book award”