Saidi, Bill

Bill SaidiSYLVESTER WILLIAM SAIDI (1937) was born at St David’s Mission, Marondera and educated in Zimbabwe. A writer and a journalist, he has had his work published in Ghana, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Zambia and elsewhere and in magazines such as African Parade, New Writing from Zambia, Okike and the Negro Digest. They have also been published in various anthologies such as Voices of Zambia, and Norton’s Introduction to Literature (2010).

Saidi has also published novels: The Hanging (1978); Return of the Innocent (1979), Day of The Baboons (1988) Gwebede’s Wars (1989), and The Brothers of Chatima Road (1990). He has written Who’s Who in Zimbabwe (1991) and a memoir A Sort of Life in Journalism (2011).

He published two short stories with Weaver Press: ‘A Fine Day for a Funeral’ Writing Still (2003) and ‘The Winning Side’ Writing Now (2005).