by Ndaba Sibanda
The usual way to celebrate Easter for the Maseko family in Bulawayo is to embark on a spiritual retreat. While others could be having family reunions, fun and feasts, the Masekos make it a point that they revive and praise. While others at times explore tourist centers, for the Masekos, that is a time to hold crusades, baptisms, concerts and night-long prayer meetings.
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.