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Land Echoes

Paperback / softback, 298 pages
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black & white illustrations
Published In:
United States, 09 February 2014

Adventurous Yarawali Haiwanga escaped a society of sorcerers to the unknown land beyond as a young man. He became a shepherd boy at the Catholic mission station in Madang. Yarawali accompanied the first missionaries into the Highlands of Papua New Guinea, which was discovered three years earlier. After serving three years with the mission he was discharged to make a life for himself in the circular world. He turned to Asapang, his girlfriend from the village next to the mission headquarters. Their friendship led to the birth of Mauri and the suicide of Asapang's father. Tension and unease entered their lives, forcing Yarawali to leave again to join the native police force. In the Great Hagen-Sepik Patrol led by Australians, Jim Taylor and John Black, he served as a policeman before World War II arrived in Papua New Guinea. The lives of the main characters are twirled up in the currents of history. Modern history and fiction are weaved together based on the memory of the author's grandfather's life. It is a story of adventure, love, courage, bravery, boldness, and anxieties of the time. The story is also about the modern changes in the land of a thousand tribes. The novel is a passionate expression of the people of Papua New Guinea.

22.0 x 15.0 x 1.0 centimetres (0.40 kg)
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Transitions and Transformations: Literature, Politics, and Culture

Transitions and Transformations encapsulates emerging issues on literature, culture, and politics in Papua New Guinea. The essays capture my reflections on the literature and culture of Papua New Guinea. Literature is a window into a society. Through novels, poetry, plays, and short stories writers present an imagined community to readers. The discussions here are by no means the only way of reading Papua New Guinea literature. I do make one statement at the outset, though: this book is a reflection of the transitions and transformations I made in my life as a writer-scholar in Papua New Guinea. In the process I met many friends, students, readers, and mentors, whose creative and intellectual influences rubbed off on me as well. It is a process that helped me understand literature and the kinds of scholarship on cultural-knowledge productions that I deal with in Papua New Guinea. Transitions and Transformations maps the study of Papua New Guinean writers and their writings. It is also a book demonstrating the development of personal scholarship in the field of literary and cultural studies in Papua New Guinea.

Paperback, 256 pages
Published January 1st 2013 by Masalai Press
9980992026 (ISBN13: 9789980992024)

Detwan How? (2012) a new collection of poetry in Tokpisin with English translations.

 Published by UPNG Press and Manui Publishers

The Unpainted Mask: a collection of short stories (2010) Steven Edmund Winduo

Published by UPNG Press and Manui Publishers
A Rower's Song (2009) by Steven Edmund Winduo.  Third collection of poetry.

Published by Manui Publishers. 2009.

Reframing Indigenous Knowledge:
Cultural Knowledge and Practice in
Papua New Guinea (2009) A collection of papers
presented during a conference organized by
the Melanesian and Pacific Studies (MAPS) at UPNG in 2004.
The book is edited by Steven Winduo and
published by the Melanesian and Pacific Studies,
University of Papua New Guinea. Port Moresby, 2009.

Other Books by Steven Winduo

Hembemba: Rivers of the Forest.
Institute of Pacific Studies, Fiji. 
University of South Pacific.

Lomo'ha I am in Spirit's Voice I Call.
Suva: South Pacific Creative Arts Society and
Institute of Pacific Studies, University of South Pacific.


Steven Winduo
Manui Publishers
P. O. Box 47
University Post Office
National Capital District

Phone: 675-718 18575

John Evans
University Press and Bookshop
University of Papua New Guinea
P. O. Box 341
University Post Office
National Capital Dictrict


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