June 18, 2018


Ndaba Sibanda



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Poem

From Scars to Stars (2013-12-23) poem unrhymed

Ndaba Sibanda is one of the most prolific poets to emerge from Zimbabwe.

Friendly Wars (2014-02-17) poem unrhymed

With Power, Ignorance equals Death.

Of Condom and Sodom (2014-03-17) poem rhymed

"Be the catalyst for positive change..."

Fearing a Darkness Without Leopards (2014-05-12) poem rhymed

"She would never ever feel foreign..."

Placards (2014-06-02) poem unrhymed

Weary of endless protest...

Intoxicating Songs and Sights (2014-08-18) poem unrhymed

A former National Arts Merit Awards (NAMA) nominee, Ndaba's poems, essays and short stories have been published in Africa and the US.

A Soul in Solitude (2014-09-15) poem unrhymed

Who is he? Why doesn't he have better clothes? Such a sad sight...or is it?

The Magic of Snowflakes and Diamonds (2014-12-22) poem unrhymed

"...toward the magic of the snow..."

Caressing Cravings (2015-02-09) poem unrhymed

"...but the music is gone into inaudibility..."

No, Thank You (2015-02-23) poem rhymed

Fed Up with this system...

Bad Bedbugs (2015-03-23) poem unrhymed

"...Sucking peace out of the mind..."

Haemorrhaged (2015-06-22) poem unrhymed

...Kickbacks come first, The people come last...

The Lake Of Vice And Valour (2015-07-27) poem unrhymed

A timely vision of rights and responsibility...

Who Killed Cecil? (2015-08-03) poem unrhymed

A timely poem for a world in shock...

Not Even Breadcrumbs (2015-11-23) poem unrhymed

And in what land was hardship better than what now transpires...?

The Unwanted Humanitarian (2016-01-04) poem unrhymed

"... One rumour was that he had a money-spitting snake he fed..."

The Drunk's Sober Words (2016-04-04) poem unrhymed

"...They say your problems come from far. Far? Did people from far destroy your factories?.."

Of Policies And Capacities (2016-04-25) poem rhymed

"...termites and maggots of corruption..."

If I Had a Way... (2016-08-08) cover story poem unrhymed

Who in our world indeed would not prefer honesty over lies, and justice over tyranny...?

The Never-Minders (2016-08-29) poem unrhymed

"...The poor people's silence..."

The Elephantine Call (2016-09-05) poem unrhymed

Because there are people in the world who worship money above all else...

Bring Back Our History and Heritage (2016-10-03) poem unrhymed

"You have muddied the waters..."

What It Is (2017-09-25) poem unrhymed

"...Let's call this what it is..."

Cut to Size (2017-10-23) poem unrhymed

"...transformed their blindness into alertness..."

Hiding in a Hub of Inspiration (2017-11-20) poem unrhymed

"...let a hunger for story-telling eat me up..."

Hear What They Won't Tell You (2017-12-18) poem unrhymed

"It is the wish and prayer of every patriotic African..."

Haunted By His Mentor's Disastrous Ghost (2017-12-25) poem rhymed

"...Were they not in that mess because of his master's inanities?.."

Finally (2018-01-01) poem unrhymed

"...It was more of an error than an era..."

Thou Shall Wait (2018-01-08) poem unrhymed

"...The same flock with their archaic hymn..."

People's Futile Anvil (2018-01-29) poem unrhymed

"...people's endless stories and problems..."

Of Sycophantic Peacemakers (2018-02-05) poem unrhymed

"...Of pretending, pushing and duping..."

Why the Bulawayans Rampaged (2018-02-26) poem unrhymed

"...The Bulawayans were livid about many, many peculiar issues..."

A Starting Point (2018-03-19) poem unrhymed

"...but you give me something painfully real!.."

I Don't See Them Here (2018-04-23) poem unrhymed

"...Hence cranes are like the thighs of a tortoise..."

On the Verge of Saying It (2018-05-14) poem unrhymed

"...at all times she wondered whether his head wasn't full of wind..."

Africa Still Haunted by the Land Quagmires (2018-06-11) poem unrhymed

"...Land. Legislation? Constitution? Consultations?.."


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Short

The Escape Route In the Dark (2014-01-20) cover story short prose

And who can say where he is, or where he will eventually find himself?

One Day the Tortoise Will Outrun the Hare (2014-07-14) fiction liberation fable

Apocalyptic prose from a prophet of liberation...


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Essay

The Power of the Word: Let Us Strive To Make A Positive Difference (2014-04-14) cover story essay writing

The Piker Press celebrates its 12th anniversary this week. With Ndaba Sibanda, we exhort all writers to free the stories within them.


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Opinion

I Dream of Empathy: Book Review (2018-01-15) book review "I Dream of Empathy"

Author and poet Ndaba Sibanda reviews Marianne Szlyk's book of poetry, "I Dream of Empathy."


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Ndaba Sibanda
Ndaba Sibanda


Ndaba Sibanda is a Zimbabwean-born writer. He hails from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe's second largest city. He is one of the most prolific poets to emerge from that Southern African country.

A former National Arts Merit Awards (NAMA) nominee, Ndaba has contributed to the following anthologies: Its Time, Poems For Haiti- a South African anthology,Snippets , Voices For Peace and Black Communion. His latest anthology, The Dead Must Be Sobbing was published in March 2013. Ndaba`s debut novel, Timebomb has been accepted for publication in the UK. He has just completed writing two more poetry anthologies, Love,Light and Greatness, and Time To Walk The Talk respectively.

Ndaba's favourite quote is: Writing is my life and my second wife. He lives in Saudi Arabia.