Jabulani Ncube
in response to the painting by Paul Levy

My dear friend, the Zimbabwean disability rights advocate, Jabulani Ncube, was a powerful spirit. 

This spirit was married to a daunting intellect, a booming laugh and a finger-fusing handshake. 

Jabu was one of the founders of the disability movement in Southern Africa. 

He died suddenly in 2012 in Namibia. 

He was 59.

 

African sun

woven into cloth

bright tendrils

wrap the memory

of Jabu Ncube 

 published in Atlas Poetica 35
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