Grace and Other Stories

Bongani Sibanda



This collection of short stories explores the ‘survival of the fittest’ in the hardship and poverty of a remote village in Matabeleland. Bongani Sibanda draws his characters and their situations with a sardonic eye and caustic humour. We feel an intimacy with the villagers as we learn about how they cope: with no self-pity, little ambition, but a fierce determination to survive.


[Sibanda’s] debut evokes contemporary village life with precision and an unforgettable freshness. Here are soul-stirring individual and collective stories of villagers, and just in the background, a country failing the hopes of its people. A talented new voice. - NoViolet Bulawayo


Bongani Sibanda is a young Zimbabwean writer currently based in Johannesburg, South Africa.