23 Mar 2017

PNG women's anthology looks beyond the myths

From , 6:03 am on 23 March 2017

A new anthology of literature by Papua New Guinea women is challenging the traditional attribution of women's successes to a male reference point.

My Walk to Equality was launched this month in PNG and Australia, a milestone publication of poetry, fiction and essays written by 45 PNG women.

One of the contributors to the anthology is Elvina Ogil, an Australia-based lawyer and writer who hails from PNG's Mt Hagen.

Ms Ogil's foreword to the book argues that PNG as a nation should embrace both literature and the notion of gender equality.

She spoke with Johnny Blades.

The anthology 'My Walk to Equality' is published by Pukpuk Publications, and edited by Rashmii Amoah Bell.

The anthology 'My Walk to Equality' is published by Pukpuk Publications, and edited by Rashmii Amoah Bell. Photo: PNG Attitude / http://asopa.typepad.com/

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