South African Poet Phillippa Ya de Villiers Reads on the Ghana Voices Series

The Writers Project of Ghana presents Phillippa Yaa de Villiers as author for the month of April on the Ghana Voices Series at the Goethe Institut, Cantonments.

The hour reading with de Villiers will take place Wednesday, 29th April 2015, at the serene atmosphere at the Goethe Institut, from 7PM. The reading is a free event, open to the public and will feature a series of readings and performances from de Villiers.

Speaking on the flagship radio literary show on Sunday, 26th April, Martin Egblewogbe, host of the Writers Project on Citi FM, indicated that the Ghana Voices Series, which is mainly an event for novelists and short story writers, was “featuring a major poet for the first time since the reading series began some five years ago”.

Phillippa (left) with Ghanaian poet Delalorm Semabia Credit: Writers Project of Ghana

Phillippa (left) with Ghanaian poet Delalorm Semabia
Credit: Writers Project of Ghana

Phillippa Yaa de Villiers, born in Johannesburg in 1966, is a South African writer and performance artist. Her poetry has been widely published in collections and anthologies. Phillippa is a multiple award winner, receiving, among others, the National Arts Festival/de Buren Writing Beyond the Fringe Prize (2009). In 2012 she received the Overseas Scholarship for studies in Creative Writing at Lancaster University, and in 2014 her commissioned poem was performed at Westminster Abbey as part of the Commonwealth Celebrations.

Phillippa will be hosted on Citi FM’s Traffic Avenue today at 4:15PM ahead of the reading. So if you are not convinced yet (we do not know what you are waiting for, but), you should tune in and listen to her.
The Ghana Voices Series is a regular monthly book reading event organised by the Writers Project of Ghana in conjunction with the Goethe Institut, Accra. The Goethe Instittut is near NAFTI, at No 22 Kakramadu Road, Cantonment.

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