Publication: LISTEN by THYATIRA KAUPA
Release Date: 12 September 2020
Hibiscus Three is delighted to announce that the winning manuscript of the Hibiscus Three Publishing Award 2020 will be released as an Ebook on 12 September 2020. The inaugural Award recipient, Thyatira Kaupa, will debut with her book, LISTEN.
The Hibiscus Three Publishing Award 2020 was launched earlier this year to encourage the inclusion of Papua New Guinean women writers in book publishing. An initiative of the imprint’s founder and owner, Rashmii Bell, the Award placed a call out to writers to submit their original writing for an opportunity to be published with newly established small, independent publisher.
Thyatira Kaupa’s writing was selected from an overwhelming number of submissions including a short novel, collection of essays and reportage by women across various Provinces in PNG and abroad. Kaupa was announced as the first recipient of the Award in the same week as the annual, global celebration of International Women’s Day on 8 March 2020.
Ms Bell congratulates Thyatira Kaupa on “Thyatira has absolutely wonderful to work alongside with her collection of poems. Her creative writing is refreshing and encompasses a wide range of issues that is weighing on the minds of young adult Papua New Guineans. I am very honoured to have had the opportunity to publish such talent and promote Thyatira’s work to readers”.
In the lead up to Papua New Guinea’s Independence Day on 16 September, Hibiscus Three is pleased to contribute to the 45th year celebrations through the release of a book publication by one of the nation’s emerging women writers, and encourages readers throughout PNG and abroad to support LISTEN by Thyatira Kaupa.
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Hibiscus Three advises that LISTEN paperback edition will be released at a later date.
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