Lessons in Life by Alfred Momia Lulu Sione, Picture Book, 44 pages; 978-1-4797-9794-3. Hardcover $58.84; Ebook $4.27
ALFRED Momia Lulu Sione’s Lessons in Life is a small collection of poetry on life that muses on often amusing dramas that pass the eye due to their commonality.
The poems dissect these aspects and expound on them, giving readers an insight into matters that, while seemingly trivial in life, may have a grain of surprising profoundness within them.
Alfred Momia Lulu Sione is from the Mortlock Islands in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville and holds a Bachelor of Technology (Accounting) degree from the PNG University of Technology. He has lived and worked in Arawa since leaving university.
The poems in Sione’s work touch on everyday life matters that can happen anywhere in the world, save for a particular poem about the Arawa market.
Through these introspective rhymes and verses, readers are inspired to relook at seemingly trivial occurrences in their lives, understated moments that impact their personal lives greatly in unexpected ways.
The incidents and stories related in Sione’s prose also give readers an insight into the dire repercussions from misdemeanours they commit, as well as other interesting facts and facets of existence.
Some of the scenarios are hilarious and entertaining, but they also provide lessons in life worth taking note of.