Once cannibals, the Iwan Warriors (from the Encyclopedia of Death & Dying)

The recent literary competition, The Crocodile Prize, is bringing the best out of Papua New Guinea (PNG). There have been several entries posted on Keith Jackson’s PNG Attitude blog that are World class. I recently had one of my poems published on the site.

Philip Fitzpatrick of South Pacific Social Solutions is a judge in the competition and has stated that “…the genres and styles of the writers entering the competition is nicely varied.”

Among the entries posted this week is a short story, The Death of a Warrior, by Jeffrey Febi and deals on the controversial and sensitive issue of cannibalism.

Already the story has caused a stir and comments with a ‘little distaste’

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