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”

An interview with wayfinding poetess Faumuina Felolini Maria Tafuna’i

MICHAEL DOM MY GRANDFATHER IS A CANOE was published in July of this year and is the first solo book by Samoan wayfinding poetess Faumuina Felolini Maria Tafuna’i, published under Flying Geese Pro. Felolini’s very first appearance as a poet in print was in ‘Fika – a fictional body of new writing by First DraftContinue reading “An interview with wayfinding poetess Faumuina Felolini Maria Tafuna’i”

Interesting Books Written by Papua New Guineans You Should Read

08 NOVEMBER 2020 SKERAH We need a generation of “bookfacers” more than “facebookers”! It’s important that we create and embed in our children the importance of reading and writing.  Creating a culture isn’t an easy task but requires persistence.  And it is indeed a challenging task given the competitive nature and evolving technology we areContinue reading “Interesting Books Written by Papua New Guineans You Should Read”

Books by Sir Paulias Matane

08 NOVEMBER 2020 GREGORY BABLIS NOTICE The eighth Governor-General of Papua New Guinea, Sir Paulias Matane is a prolific writer. He has written over 40 books throughout his long career. He holds the unique honour of being the only Papua New Guinean to have travelled to all seven continents in the world. His travels allContinue reading “Books by Sir Paulias Matane”

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”

Breaking Barriers in PNG: Caroline Evari

22 October 2020 For International Women’s Day 2020, we’re getting to know the pioneering women across the Pacific and Papua New Guinea who are breaking barriers and creating change for the decade ahead. Caroline Evari began writing at the age of six. She is now the author of 28 children’s books and has published herContinue reading “Breaking Barriers in PNG: Caroline Evari”

Caroline Evari tells: ‘Nanu Sina’ came from deepest emotions

20 October 2020 LEIAO GEREGA | PNG Post-Courier PORT MORESBY – Imagine reading through a collection of poems only to find out that they were written throughout a decade by a young woman struggling through life. The 85-page book of poems mostly came as an extraction from a young writer’s Grades 11 and 12 schoolContinue reading “Caroline Evari tells: ‘Nanu Sina’ came from deepest emotions”

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….’”