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Athabasca University

Conference: Papua New Guinea: Then and Now

This part of the PNG Book Culture Project contains information about a unique conference convened July 11 and 12, 2002 at the University of Sydney. Here you will find background information about the conference; the conference program, poster, and speakers list; acknowledgements; “Inventing a New Literature,” an essay on the genesis of PNG Literature; a link to a special issue of Meanjin, containing essays and creative work; and individual conference papers.

From this page, you can also link to interviews with conference participants. The initial interviews were conducted by Drs. Evelyn Ellerman and Drusilla Modjeska during the conference week. Subsequent interviews have been added to the page, along with the texts of older, published interviews with PNG writers.

Updated October 13 2016 by Library Services