Love is Lovelier Than Luxury

By Ndaba Sibanda

His heart has taught Africa and the world

that love is lovelier than indulgence or gold.  	

One who would rather give money to charity

than live a lavish lifestyle. Incredible maturity.      

He’s kind and skilled.

He made a substantial donation to help build

a school in his home village

and helped build a hospital to cut a patient's voyage. 

The people whose lives he has impacted are awestruck;     

they see Sadio Mane as a star who frees them from muck.

Sibanda is the author of Notes, Themes, Things And Other Things; The Gushungo Way; Sleeping Rivers; Love O’clock; The Dead Must Be Sobbing; Football of Fools; Cutting-edge Cache; Of the Saliva and the Tongue; When Inspiration Sings In Silence; The Way Forward; The Ndaba and Jamela Collections, and Poetry Pharmacy. Sibanda’s work has received Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominations. Some of his work has been translated into Serbian and his books can be found at

%d bloggers like this: