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Below we have listed all current Pukpuk Publications by category. You can purchase a copy of the publication by visiting our store page or by simply clicking on the image or the 'blue' title, these links will take you directly to our affiliate Amazon. Please note that if you purchase a publication using our affiliate links then Pukpuk Publications receives a small commission from Amazon for the sale, the proceeds from this are then reinvested back into Pukpuk Publications to assist with the costs of running our first- time author-publishing program.

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​Daniel Kumbon
In this collection of three powerful stories, Daniel Kumbon, in his typically straightforward way, addresses the role of women in Papua New Guinea, a role that has come under immense pressure as a result of profound social change. The immediate cause of this had little to do with women themselves but followed the disintegration of the acculturation of young men to a robust and ethical regime of tribal and clan behaviour. As men’s traditional positions of warrior and hunter declined in the face of modernity, so did much of their self-esteem and optimism. Papua New Guinea’s women continue to bear much of the brunt of this dysfunctional change.
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​By Philip Fitzpatrick (Author), Keith Jackson (Author)
The Crocodile Prize is Papua New Guinea’s national annual literary competition. The competition originated from an idea and the collaboration of Keith Jackson and Phil Fitzpatrick, both of whom have had a long relationship with Papua New Guinea. The idea for the competition followed an article that Phil had written about the parlous state of post-independent literature in Papua New Guinea. The competition was largely organised online through Keith’s popular PNG Attitude blog. As the competition evolved it became apparent that there were many talented writers in Papua New Guinea who had no real outlets for their work. This prompted the publication of an annual anthology of the best writing and then the establishment of a not-for-profit publishing arm. The annual competition, prizes, writer’s workshops, anthologies, promotion and book publishing were all carried out on an entirely unpaid voluntary basis with support from private sponsors. In 2016 the organisation of the competition passed into Papua New Guinean hands. It has become a much anticipated event in Papua New Guinea’s literary scene.