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About this collection

Our goal is to provide resources for students, teachers and scholars of indigenous print and performance cultures of Papua New Guinea.

This searchable site contains rare and out-of-print, primary and secondary material related to the development of print and performance media in PNG; interviews with contemporary writers and performers; a timeline; full runs of literary journals; bibliographic resources; and a narrative framework meant to assist the user in contextualizing programs and practices. The focus is on the decolonizing period from the mid 1960s to the mid 1980s, although the website contains material that was produced before and after that timeframe.

The project is a collaborative effort amongst staff at several institutions:

  • Athabasca University
  • University of Papua New Guinea
  • University of Hawaii
  • Pacific Manuscripts Bureau

Please contact Dr. Evelyn Ellerman at evelynellerman@gmail.com at any time with contributions and feedback.

This image is of a painting by noted PNG artist Elizabeth Kauage. The painting is entitled "Tupela Pisin Paradise".

 
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