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Philippa Yaa de Villiers

Phillippa Yaa de Villiers is a South African writer, performer, and poet. She was brought up in Halfway House near Johannesburg and studied journalism in Grahamstown and theater in Paris. De Villiers then lived in Los Angeles before returning to settle in Johannesburg. She makes her living by working in theatre, teaching and writing for stage & television. In 2009 she stayed in Belgium for one month as a writer-in-residence at Passa Porta's Villa Vollezele.




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Philippa Yaa de Villiers
Remapping the world (EN)

Using a mixture of prose and verse a personal narrative unfolds of a recognisable character in the midst of the racial and gender conundrums of South Africa. The voice is always aware of narrating to an audience and the problematics and pitfalls of narrating  It is always aware of the problematics of depicting self and gender through words.

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