Kumalau Tawali

Name:                     Kumalau Tawali

Date of Birth:    1947

Village:                    Tawi Island,

Home Province: Manus Province

Background Information:

Kumalau Tawali first stepped into the limelight and was recognized as a writer in 1960 when he won the National Literature Competition awards for his short story Breaking the Ear.

His published works include two chap books of poems, two volumes of plays and Island Life which is a collections of short stories.

PUBLISHED WORKS

  • The Old Man’s Explanations (poem) published in Modern Poetry from Papua New Guinea vol 1, 1972
  • The Bush Kanaka Speaks (poem) published in Modern Poetry from Papua New Guinea vol 1, 1972
  • The Drums of War (poem) published in Modern Poetry from Papua New Guinea vol 1, 1972
  • The River flows Back (poem) published in Modern Poetry from Papua New Guinea vol 1, 1972
  • Tuna (poem) published in Modern Poetry from Papua New Guinea vol 1, 1972
  • The Old woman’s message (poem) published in Modern Poetry from Papua New Guinea vol 1, 1972
  •  Niu (poem) published in Modern Poetry from Papua New Guinea vol 1, 1972
  • Island Life (collection of short stories)
  • Breaking the Ear (short story)
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