Phillippa Yaa de Villiers

Currently lecturer in Creative Writing at Wits University, Phillippa Yaa de Villiers graduated from Lancaster University (UK) with a Masters in Creative Writing in 2014. From a theatre background, she taught mime at the Market Theatre Laboratory and performed in the Theatresports Company from 1994-2002, and wrote for television shows including Backstage, TshaTsha, Takalani Sesame, Soul City, Soul Buddyz and SABC Education during 2002-2011. She has performed across South Africa and in Cuba, Sweden, the UK, Germany, China, Zimbabwe, Ghana and Swaziland. In 2014 she was the Commonwealth Poet.