The Everyday Wife is poetry–to-go, a handy little book of practical poetry for any occasion. Mischievous and profound words recreate flecting on everyday life in South Africa and other parts of the world. In this, her second volume of poetry, Phillippa Yaa de Villiers unravels the security blanket of workaday routines, exposing the soul of the quotidian.
The Everyday Wife
Phillippa Yaa de Villiers
The Everyday Wife is poetry–to-go, a handy little book of practical poetry for any occasion.
“Phillippa Yaa de Villiers illuminates relationships of many kinds and intensities – between lovers, children and parents, the politics of emotion shared and remembered and confronted, sustained across the distance of place or memory.”
“This poet takes the blood and guts of her experiences, such as her childhood rape; her black self rejected by her white adoptive family; her anger at prejudice encountered – all experiences are wrenched from the poet’s heart and shaped into meaning through explosive words.”