A collection of academic writings and narratives from PNG writers.

PNG Tribe Nose-bleeding and Cane Swallowing Rituals

The ‘Last Real Man’, is a documentary film that captures the sacred cane swallowing ritual of the Eastern Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea. The documentary took six years to produce due to the strict rituals and sacredness of the traditional practice. Papua New Guinea (Bena) Tribe Initiation Ruth Ketau…

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Friendship and relationship – a personal development

Kayla writes and expresses herself beautifully. This story, teen friendship and relationship, is about the delicate balance of high school life; making life-long friends, especially, in a school where boy-girl relationship is discouraged. Kayla writes that strong friendship helps when you feel as if you were 'drowning'. She believes that…

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Wrong SLF Choices at Grade 12 – Second Chances

Sharlyne Eri completed Grade 12 at Marianville Secondary School. Her Grade Point Average (GPA) was above the cut-off mark for entry into UPNG, but she missed out on the selection. 'Wrong SLF Choices and Second Chances' is a story about a mother's support that made a world of difference when…

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