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Ndaba Sibanda is a Zimbabwean-born writer. He hails from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe`s second largest city.

His work is a bold expression of the struggles of the ordinary people of his country. He delves into both the universal and specific conditions that the people of Zimbabwe find themselves in. Sibanda is dedicated to his contemporaries in the literary world of Southern Africa and his personal literary contribution as exemplified below:

He is a former National Arts Merit Awards (NAMA) nominee, a Writers Get Together Association chairperson, a book editor, conference producer and researcher.

In 2005, his nationally acclaimed book, Love O’clock was published. In 2006, he edited a poetry anthology, IT`S TIME… In 2007 he was in a team of young writers` editors/mentors on a British council project, Echoes of the Young. 2010 saw him contribute to an international edition -Poems for Haiti, a South African anthology. In 2012 he contributed to two international poetry anthologies,namely SNIPPETS and Voices For Peace. THE DEAD MUST BE SOBBING, is one of his a poetry anthologies set to published in 2013.

His poems, essays and short stories have been published in Africa and the US

To view Sibanda’s history, his microsite links are: |

Reading and writing books, cracking jokes and running.

Favorite Books
Devil on the Cross by Ngugi wa Thiong'o, Love o`clock by Ndaba Sibanda,If Tomorrow Comes by Sidney Sheldon , The Lion and the Jewel by Wole Soyinka and Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

Favorite Authors
Ngugi wa Thiong'o, Wole Soyinka ,Sidney Sheldon and Chinua Achebe.

Favorite Movies
Sarafina and a host of other good films

Favorite Music
Good music , be it soul ,reggae etc
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Welcome New Baby

This serves a thematic introduction to my new book, 'The Dead Must be Sobbing'

Welcome my baby welcome,Yes, be a great read, come,Tell the world your big bold tale,Your birth is greater than a sale,Surely, the dead must be sobbing,Be a rude awakening to the robbing! "The Dead Must be Sobbing," a poetry anthology by Ndaba Sibanda, is...

The Inferno Of Madness

This satirical story is about a woman activist who challenges political decay and cultural prejudice

It looks like some mean people have resolved at all costs to take us back to the Dark Ages. I am sick to the bone about it all. The moment l meet other nationalities and we chit-chat about it, l feel lost, let down and naked. It weighs on my pride, person...

12 Days

What happens to a loving and fun-filled couple twelve days before Christmas.

On the twelfth day before Christmas my happy honey sent me twelve heavy honeycombs with eleven live busy bees buzzing around. Hungrily l ploughed my mouth into them and lo! Ten sharp stings were drilled into me in return. At nine oclock l was whizzed to a...