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”

A book about the challenges of our time

By CAROLINE EVARI – PNG Attitude Blog When the River Destroys by Samantha Kusari, Pukpuk Publications, 2015, 104 pages. ISBN 1517034299. Kindle $US0.92, Paperback $US5.38. Order here from Amazon or contact Samantha by email here PORT MORESBY – Caroline Evari interviews writer Samantha Kusari about her story of a young boy growing up in a village in the EasternContinue reading “A book about the challenges of our time”

Powerful debut from an accomplished poet

By PHILIP FITZPATRICK – PNG Attitude Blog ‘Listen’ by Thyatira Kaupa, Hibiscus Three, 2020, 82 pages. ISBN B08KBGMG77, e-book, AU$5 from Amazon Australia TUMBY BAY – One of the disconcerting elements of Papua New Guinea literature is that there is generally no fanfare when a new book appears. Interested readers have no source to check out what’sContinue reading “Powerful debut from an accomplished poet”

Haiveta Babul aka Mrs. No Adventures in Nouvelle Caledonia

By Neko Babul Haiveta wasted no time in getting to know her fellow womenfolk at the South Pacific Commission community. Her friends taught her French, and took her on a round trip around the island. On Friday nights, we were treated to free shows of Tahitian, Wallis and Futuna Islands, or Kanaky music and dance.Continue reading “Haiveta Babul aka Mrs. No Adventures in Nouvelle Caledonia”

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”