Country: South Africa
If chickens laid eggs on the cannon, what literature would hatch? This is ancestral, past-life reading; this is meditation and prayer; this is future telling, a spiritual fair. Philadyasi’s debut collection of poems, Chickens Laying Eggs on The Roof, emerges out of a need to offer a nuanced socio-political commentary on the personal and public space. Shifting between different temporal realities, it all collides into a colourful body of work that spreads itself across spectrums; nowhere and everywhere.