Favourite titles

Favourite titles
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.

Monday, 17 September 2012


 This year’s list of the Crocodile Literature Competition Prizes amazes as much as ever.

Two writers from the Rabaraba district, themselves Baniaras, continue to fascinate their followers from that part of the Milne Bay Province in being part of the proactive group of writers that constitute the prestigious Crocodile Literary Camp.

They are Imelda Yabara of Mukawa village and Russell Soaba of Tototo.

Since 2005 the former had vowed not only to emulate her senior colleague and compatriot in PNG literature but to surpass him by aspiring to the higher stations of perfection in creative literature. And kept her word she did.

Imelda Yabara becomes this year’s winner of the Ok Tedi Mining Prize for Women's Literature (Dame Carol Kidu Award) for her short story, My Name is Sandy and her poems In Bed with Me and Way Out of Reach.

Already her followers and relatives alike in her part of the Milne Bay Province were celebrating in tune to the mood of the nation’s 37th Anniversary Independence festivities with that win. Words of congratulations came from Rabaraba and Baniara, including followers and relatives in Australia.

The Anuki Country Press now further congratulates Imelda Yabara’s win, along with Russell Soaba’s award from the British and American Tobacco (PNG) for “a lifetime achievement in Papua New Guinea literature”.


No comments: