ISBN 9789956791231
Pages 140
Dimensions 203 x 127mm
Published 2014
Publisher Langaa RPCIG, Cameroon
Format Paperback

Splintering Silence

by Philo Ikonya

In Splintering Silence, Philo Ikonya takes us to the source of her strength and power. Her poems rise from a gamut of experiences and thoughts, her philosophy and vision. In this amazing collection, soulful, reflective and introspective the poet searches with us even into her own name. The one she was given by her ancestors and the ones she is called by. She says darkness is visible in light but both are us and therefore we must reach for the 'I' and surprise ourselves hailing ourself: Hello Darkness My Old Friend! This book is a celebration of the resilience of spirit and a constant loving compassion for the love of humanity. Philo Ikonya connects with activism and change in practical ways and liberating thoughts.

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About the Author

Philo Ikonya

Philo Ikonya is a Kenyan poet, novelist and journalist. She is known for speaking out against injustice and corruption and has written extensively on governance, mass poverty and post-election violence in Kenya. She was arrested several times, and brutally in 2009, for speaking out. Philo is currently Oslo City of Refuge's Guest Writer, and features in the film project by Marion Stalens, Silence or Exile. Philo Ikonya is the author of This Bread of Peace, Out of Prison- Love Song, and Leading the Night. Visit Philo's blog here.

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