Ndaba Sibanda

Ndaba has co-authored more than thirty published books. He was a 2005 National Arts Merit Awards (NAMA) nominee. He compiled and edited Its Time (2006), and Free Fall (2017). The recipient of a Starry Night ART School scholarship in 2015, Sibanda is the author of Love O’clockThe Dead Must Be SobbingFootball of Fools and Of the Saliva and the Tongue. His work is featured in The New Shoots Anthology, The Van Gogh Anthology edited by Catfish McDaris and Dr. Marc Pietrzykowski, Eternal Snow, A Worldwide Anthology of One Hundred Poetic Intersections with Himalayan Poet Yuyutsu RD Sharma  by Nirala Press and Seeing Beyond the Surface Volume II.


A New Flower

In the foothills of the charming Entoto Mountains
You sprawl as a cute commercial and cultural hub
A New Flower whose anthers are in the millions
You are a Flower whose nectar none can snub!

In historical, diplomatic and political terms–
You are the real deal, talk of Africa`s centre
The presence of the African Union confirms
Addis Ababa, I see tourists and florists enter!

© 2019 Ndaba Sibanda