Ice Cream Headache in my Bone

Ice Cream Headache in my Bone

by Phillippa Yaa de Villiers


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In this, her third collection of poetry, Phillippa Yaa de Villiers invokes images of past and present with hypnotic clarity, summoning the heart and heat of memory – painful and happy alike – with the distinct musicality and visceral punch she is known for. Some poems invite contemplation. Question and provoke. Others are elegiac, moments for reverence in a rich, diverse collection that both spans decades and pauses to revel in the intensity and beauty of a single moment. In liquid form that incorporates prose and poetry, de Villiers fearlessly confronts and disrupts, dipping into a wellspring of images that are euphoric and horrifying. At once prophetic and playful, ice cream headache in my bone is an exploration and celebration of language, a definitive collection that yields and responds, burns and soothes, all the while, calling to a longing for truth, and a tongue not tempered by oppression or pain.

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ISBN-13: 9781928215325
Publisher: African Books Collective Limited
Publication date: 08/16/2017
Pages: 82
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x 0.20(d)

About the Author

Phillippa Yaa de Villiers is a writer and performer from Johannesburg. She lectures in Creative Writing at the University of the Witwatersrand.

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