»Smog and smoke from early morning fires Fill the tear-welling eyes of residents Impairing their vision of the present and the future«
from Upon Mzilikazi Bridge in Intwasa Poetry
Pathisa was born in Sankonjana, Kezi. After a career in education and public relations, he is now a cultural and historical consultant. Pathisa is a published poet, playwright, historian and biographer; his most recent publications include In Search of Freedom: Masotsha Ndlovu, Material Culture of the AmaNdebele, Izibongo Lezangelo ZamaNdebele kaMzilikazi, Alvord Mabena: the Man and his Roots, Traditional Ceremonies of the AmaNdebele, Zimbabwe’s Cultural Heritage, Changing Material Culture of the AmaNdebele, Kolobeja and Queen Lozikeyi (with Marieke Clarke).
amaBooks writings by Pathisa Nyathi
Non-fiction book: Zimbabwe’s Cultural Heritage. Non-fiction piece: The Boxing Day Clashes of 1929 in Short Writings from Bulawayo. Short Story: The Silent Prince in Short Writings from Bulawayo III. Poems: Illuminating Flames in Short Writings from Bulawayo II, Upon Mzilikazi Bridge in Intwasa Poetry and And the Rains Came in Long Time Coming