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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.

Saturday, 7 April 2012


Each day I watch you in school
With your Highlands bilum slung on one shoulder
And mouth full of betel nut

At the bus stop you are disguised among everyone
I always wonder whether they recognize you
So down to earth yet noble and professional

When slowly walking home
Do you talk to those who pass you by?
Or perhaps all the writings have destroyed the memory
And the writer must mind the fashion with the tailor

So simple you are
With the power and choice of words in you
Humble and humorous
A whiz in writing
And the style is the man
I admire

By Doreen Philip
(This poem is dedicated to Russell Soaba)

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