A strongly expressed plea has been issued…
Dynamic and diverse as life is, a human being can be viewed as a work in progress towards self-actualisation. As a collective, we seek change for the better and for posterity. We desire to live in a healthier, happier, and safer world. However, what humanity faces now are the rackets of competition, confusion and conflicts – in place of the melody of cooperation, clarity and concords. The ecological scars of climate change are a clarion call.
Ndaba Sibanda, who hails from Zimbabwe, catches this in vivid ways. The Eastern and Southern African regions are no stranger to climate change, that has manifested in – among other things –droughts, depletion of biodiversity, pest infestations, increased transmission of malaria, and population displacement.
If Africa is climate-vulnerable and in need of climate justice, are the wealthier nations and powers sincere and serious about striving for climate and development goals? Are they really going to walk the talk and render financial commitment and compensation for the poor communities and countries?
Sibanda, through his rich and riveting poetry, brings to life a staggering reality which beckons humanity to be candid, reflective and regenerative.
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This is a powerful composition that vividly laments the destruction of the natural environment which has led to literally a whole host of consequences.
Stephen Mupoto, Co-Author of Essential Voices
The poet’s knack to see what is wrong in our modern world is just at a level that cannot be paralleled. He enriches and energises his work with the help of literary devices.
Blessing M. Dube, Author of Pariah in Paradise
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