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Rashmii Amoah Bell
The anthology celebrates the contribution of women to Papua New Guinean society. It also sets out some of the problems and issues confronting those women in their daily lives. These issues are set out in an eclectic mix of poetry, essays and short stories. The anthology also challenges the myths and stereotypes often associated with the drive to reduce inequalities in Papua New Guinea. The anthology is also an opportunity for Papua New Guineans to recognise and appreciate the women of their nation. Women are active in many fields in Papua New Guinea, occasionally in leadership roles. Papua New Guinean women are doctors and nurses, business leaders, environmental activists, and politicians. Other women in more traditional roles form the backbone of Papua New Guinean society. All of them need to be celebrated. These women are diligently working to advance their country and remedy the wrongs they encounter, even though the task often seems overwhelming. The anthology draws attention to and suggests approaches to the serious challenges Papua New Guinea must address to become the nation it wants to be and which its people need.
On the verge of retirement Inspector Hari Metau has been promoted and put in charge of Port Moresby’s dysfunctional and scandal plagued reserve police force in the hope that he can rescue it before the Police Commissioner disbands it. He reluctantly takes the job on hoping that his promotion will ensure his pension when he retires will be boosted by his new rank. While he is wondering what to do with his new charges he witnesses a deliberate hit and run incident in front of his favourite coffee shop on the foreshore at Ela Beach. The victims are two newly elected members of the Papua New Guinean parliament. While trying to find the culprits, tragedy strikes when Hari’s protégée and daughter Bella’s fiancé, Sergeant Bokasi is shot and left fighting for his life. Determined to get to the bottom of the attack on the novice parliamentarians and his fellow policeman Hari enters the murky world of Papua New Guinean politics.