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Long Time Coming


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»Stripped as his history, the lips’
lost syllables slip into the empty street
drying in a lost night where his story lies.
‘Indodana labatwana bayo bababulele.’«
from Bababulele in Long Time Coming
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John S. Read


John was born in Harare and has lived in Mashonaland and Midlands as part of farming communities. He trained in Pietermaritzburg, Cape Town and Oxford. He joined the National University of Science and Technology in Bulawayo from the University of Zimbabwe as Professor of Applied Biology and Biochemistry in 2000 and is now a Professor at the University of Botswana.
amaBooks writings by John S. Read

Poems: Reverie on a Dark Beauty in Short Writings from Bulawayo, The Messenger’s Finger in Short Writings from Bulawayo II, Butterflies Drift into the Edges of our City Life in Short Writings from Bulawayo III, Small House Bliss in Intwasa Poetry and Bababulele in Long Time Coming