Leonard Fong Roka

Rookie [LFR] (25 July 1979 / Arawa, Bougainville Island)

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I am from the Panguna District of Bougainville in the South Pacific.

I write about my island's political, social and cultural issues. We have gone through war as a result of long periods of relegation and exploitation firstly from colonial powers then much later under the Papua New Guineans that rule our island

Writing is the only way I turn to promote my island and people ... more »

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The First And The Last Kiss From Kosia

Under the swaying cool of a mango tree we stood;
Statues of long lost lovers, on a shimmering street of Arawa.
Wilfreda was fine a girl of the fecund Kosia slopes
That paced high on stilts that kept me dancing to narrate
The aired reasons in the hills of
Why the Kavarongnau boy loved her.
But, to her, he was an amare; her mama sleeps less thinking of her womb
Being exploited by a snot-nose aninampang.
Thus Wilfreda spreads a taboo mat—a citadel of rule—between us.
We sat lost in the spell of the bakeranang’s bliss;
That sweet Wilfreda of the charming Kosia ...

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