Open minded & not afraid of criticism to become writer

By Vilousha Hahembe I’d like to start by expressing my deepest appreciation to the Ples Singsing Masterminds for hosting the Tingting Bilong Mi essay competition. It has given many young talented Papua New Guineans a platform to express their opinions about the originality of PNG authors. My experience in the essay competition gave me aContinue reading “Open minded & not afraid of criticism to become writer”

A safe place for Paulina and Jerry

*A story about Domestic Violence, how it affects women and children, and the options available for getting help Paulina’s father was a violent man. Every night, he would come home drunk, argue with her mother, and beat her up. Seeing this, Paulina would grab her brother Jerry by his hand, run into her room, lockContinue reading “A safe place for Paulina and Jerry”

Peacemaking – My culture

By Caroline Evari – 12th April 2021, Everyday Battles On Saturday January 30th, 2021 at around 7:30pm, my family had small peace-making ceremony here in Port Moresby. Leading into the new year of 2021, there were some misunderstanding amongst my older siblings’ daughters that resulted in dispute and disharmony between several family members. As alwaysContinue reading “Peacemaking – My culture”

Slow Down By Caroline Evari

Life can be on the fast lane for most people. It could be depressing and stressful. This poem is a great reminder to all of us to slow down and enjoy life while we can: StopTake a deep breathRelaxCalm downThinkRecollect your thoughtsSleepRest your musclesEatRegain your energyDrinkMotivate yourselfSlow down No need to juggle it allIt doesn’tContinue reading “Slow Down By Caroline Evari”

Run Hard and Don’t Look Back Until You Achieve Your Goal

30 October 2020 CAROLINE EVARI PORT MORESBY DAD resigned as workshop manager with NCDC Parts & Services in 1997 to contest the national elections that year and we moved to Sakai Village near Musa in Oro Province. We vacated our nice big house and sold the car and other belongings we did not want toContinue reading “Run Hard and Don’t Look Back Until You Achieve Your Goal”

Sixteen Powerful & Inspirational Papua New Guinean Women

23 October 2020 BETTY WAKIA DESPITE domestic violence, gender inequality and other challenging issues, Papua New Guinea has produced many powerful and inspirational women of real accomplishment. The next International Women’s Day on 8 March (2017) will be a wonderful opportunity to honour these heroes and, with the assistance of PNG Attitude and Pukpuk Publications, the collectionContinue reading “Sixteen Powerful & Inspirational Papua New Guinean Women”

Caroline Evari: ‘Choose to rise above every circumstance….’

19 October 2020 Betty Wakia BETTY WAKIA: Why did you decide to call your recently published collection of poems, ‘Nanu Sina’? CAROLINE EVARI: ‘Nanu Sina’ simply means ‘my words’. I chose this title because, as you read through the book, you will notice most of the poems are basically my own thoughts related to my personalContinue reading “Caroline Evari: ‘Choose to rise above every circumstance….’”