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Philippa Rees

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in Harrismith Freestate, South Africa



A liberated female-dominant family and the wildness of Africa, any ori ...more

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'Shooting for the pot'
Philippa's many lives have all the elements of fantasy fiction. Born in South Africa and fatherless, she experienced the wildest parts of rural Africa in the care of her grandfather, often on safari for weeks inspecting rural African schools in a ten ton 'caboose' with a cook, a tracker marksman and a folding table.

The other extreme was imprisonment in boarding schools studying the Metaphysical poets, Theology and the English Monarchy, and always hungry. These solitary extremes perhaps contributed to the need to reconcile the influences of two worlds, African liberty and European culture, leading ultimately to Involution, a life's work that cost her the loss of country family and liberty.

Female emancipation was fed

Gateways of the Mind-

Gateways of the Mind- Re-Learning the Already Known.

I wonder?

I feel like one of those street artists whose flamboyant chutzpah will draw a crowd only to watch him fall on his face or make his name by buying his painting, basket, or beaded necklace and getting themselves photographed with the ‘fellow they stumbled across’. WOW!

I want to weave an argument with only the reclamation that blew into the Read more of this blog post »
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Published on November 17, 2013 10:27 Tags: being-true, despair, dreams-too-late, marketing, resolve, stripped-naked, vintage-clothing, weaving-messages
Average rating: 4.39 · 28 ratings · 14 reviews · 2 distinct works
Involution-An Odyssey Recon...

4.41 avg rating — 17 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
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A Shadow in Yucatan

4.36 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 2006 — 4 editions
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