Sarah Gwonyoma

Sarah Gwonyoma: Suva Book Swap founder

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Before she left Fiji recently, Sarah Gwonyoma ran a mecca for Fiji book lovers, the Suva Book Swap, from her garage. Fiji Traveller spoke to Sarah about her life in Fiji before her departure. Sarah Gwonyoma, a writer and online book influencer by profession, moved to Fiji from the United Kingdom after meeting a “beautiful […]

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Mary Rokonadravu

Fiji’s Rokonadravu wins Pacific 2022 Commonwealth Short Story Prize

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Fiji writer, Mary Rokonadravu has won the 2022 Commonwealth Short Story Prize (Pacific) for her story, The Nightwatch. Rokonadravu described the win as affirming.  “Stories are bridges to connect us with each other, especially when we disagree or are different – stories allow us to walk in each other’s complexities and gain understanding of the […]

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Jack Oakley

Fiji motorcycle racer set to hit the tracks of Europe

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9-year-old Jack Oakley is set to become the first Fiji national to appear on the international stage of motorcycle racing.

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Kavita Kalyan’s musical journey

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By Rowena Singh “Fiji is a strong part of my existence,” says ghazal and Bollywood singer Kavita Kalyan. Kalyan is Australian born, but with strong family ties that take her back to Fiji, and her extended family in Suva regularly. “Despite living in Australia, I have always identified as being Fijian. Furthermore,  my parents’ heavy […]

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Colin Philp

A tribute to Colin Philp

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Colin Philp was a founder and co-Chair of The Duavata Collective, which champions the interconnection between experiences within local communities, the environment & culture.​ Here, members of the Collective pay tribute to Colin. Colin meant so much to so many different people and as the many reflections and stories of his life and legacy pour […]

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