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Whether it is "Redefining literary techniques and devices", "Justifying Papua New Guinea Literature", or "Translating the Bible into Anuki", these offer valuable reading for the paperless student of literature, and indeed the best sort of literary entertainment you can get out of Papua New Guinea. Check them out either on Soaba's Storyboard or The Anuki Country Press.

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

News from de king of de mountain

A thousand years

I have been up here
A thousand years it seems
But I love the hilltop

The little hut stands steady
Against strong winds
There are rumors
From the coast below
That a cyclone and more
Might be along the way
Or some familiar countrymen
Pushing a stone up this way

But my corn are growing well
The peanut flowers are in bloom
The kaukau and kumu patch as lush
And promising as ever

Don’t need no tea no sugar
No cigarettes no spak brus
No drugs no alcohol
But a nice meal of baked yams
And water from the rain storms

The hill has been my castle
And estate
For a thousand years

By James St Nativeson
Or how about some baked corn by the wayside?

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