I’ve been writing long enough to know that the writing mojo comes in waves. Sometimes it’s there and sometimes it isn’t. It’s so frustrating when it isn’t, but it will pass. So, I’ve decided to pass the buck somewhat. Instead of forcing something that’s not there, I have asked my mum to write down her recipe for Kiribati donuts. Continue reading Te Toonati (Kiribati Donuts)
Leonardo DiCaprio speaks to scientists, world leaders, politicians, religious leaders and discusses with them the state of our earth.
For I-Kiribati people, we will be particularly proud that Kiribati is highlighted and Anote Tong is featured in the film. Continue reading Before The Flood
But is Kiribati accumulating land quick enough to contend with the increase of rising oceans? Continue reading Can Kiribati Simultaneously Grow and Sink ?
Kiribati is such a tiny country and if you don’t know about the country, then why would you care if it sinks or not? THIS is why people like David Katoatau are so important to Kiribati. Continue reading David Katoatau and why you should never underestimate the Kiribati people
There is no hiding that like so many other Kiribati men, my grandfather was abusive to my grandma. He was physically overbearing over Terira. There is a story that my grandma spent a night clinging to the inside of a well while my grandfather, in a rage, raced around looking for his wife. Continue reading Climate change: why men’s violence against women increases with each rising tide.
If I can’t recognize the power storytelling and the advice my elders are passing onto me, how can I expect my future children to understand? Continue reading Building a Wall (written for The Big Issue)
The canoe is made by the men in the village, but this couldn’t be done without relying on the strength and quality of the women’s rope. A thought which I find so wonderful 🙂 Continue reading Kiribati architecture and design
I have written a children’s book. It is a Kiribati story, with Kiribati characters and told with a Kiribati heart. It is called Teaote & The Wall. Continue reading Teaote & The Wall
As of last week, Kiribati President Anote Tong, announced that PIPA will be officially banned for all commercial fishing by the end of the year. In response to this, we can expect the numbers of tuna, billfish and sharks to double within a couple of decades, hopefully with a steady rise to their original numbers. Continue reading Kiribati bans fishing in Pheonix Islands Protected Area
Abeta’s motivation for the book is simple and yet captivating:
‘I think forging our home island of Kiribati forward through today’s challenges, particularly in the future bleak scenarios brought in by climate change has been my biggest motivation to complete this book’ Continue reading Kiribati and what it’s doing about climate change