by Ndaba Sibanda
Run with hope and grace, for life is a rare and right race that has to be run to the fullest, irrespective of seasons and reasons, prosperity, poverty, ups and downs, it has to be cherished like the honesty and love of friends, family and impactful fans, it has to be treasured like bursts of bliss, twinkles of triumphs over trials, it has to be hugged like health, for health is wealthier than wealth, and if life is a gift, then health is a blessing to be beholden as we race on.
Ndaba Sibanda is a Bulawayo-born poet, novelist and nonfiction writer who has authored twenty-eight published books of various genres and persuasions and coauthored more than 100 published books. Some of Ndaba`s works are found or forthcoming in Page & Spine, Piker Press, Scarlet Leaf Review, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, the Pangolin Review, Kalahari Review, Botsotso, The Ofi Press Magazine, Hawaii Pacific Review, Deltona Howl, The Song Is, Jonah Magazine, Saraba Magazine, Poetry Potion, Saraba Magazine, The Borfski Press, East Coast Literary Review and Whispering Prairie Press. Sibanda has received the following nominations: the national arts merit awards (NAMA), the Mary Ballard Poetry Chapbook Prize, the Best of the Net Prose and the Pushcart Prize.