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Chips Mackellar
Sivarai is a collection of short stories set in Papua New Guinea prior to Independence in 1975 and for some years afterwards. The author was a patrol officer working with the Australian administration. It tells of patrol officers, planters, pirates, sturdy patrol horses, an agile little donkey and a loveable pig called Cabbage. It is a collection of rollicking yarns, part adventure, part intrigue and part nostalgia.
Leonard Fong Roka
A collection of 16 short stories from Bougainville, in the South Pacific. Bougainville was thrown into turmoil in the late 1980s due to opposition to a giant mine run by CRA. These stories are written by a writer who experienced the subsequent civil war in which thousands of people died.
Marlene Dee Gray Potoura,
Marlene Dee Gray Potoura is a prolific writer. She writes for both adults and children and has been a consistent and popular contributor to PNG Attitude. Her stories are quirky and very often extremely funny but she also has a serious side. She is particularly adept at exploring and analysing the idiosyncrasies of modern urban life in Papua New Guinea.
  
Compiled by Daniel Kumbon
This collection of stories by writers from Enga Province was compiled in the mid-1980s but sat on the shelf collecting dust because no publisher could be found. When you read the stories you will realise what a great shame this was. The stories still have a vibrancy and relevance almost thirty years after they were written and are a testament to the talents of the writers represented. This collection presents the stories in published form for the first time.
Marlene Dee Gray Potoura is a prolific writer. Her stories are quirky and very often, extremely funny but she also has a serious side. She is particularly adept at exploring and analyzing the idiosyncrasies of modern life in Papua New Guinea.