Philani A Nyoni was born in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe sometime in the last millenium. He has authoured two books: “Once A Lover Always A Fool” (2012) and “Hewn From Rock” (2014) with John Eppel. His work is also published in two international anthologies: “Splinters of A Mirage Dawn, Migrant Poetry from South Africa” as well as “The Gonjun Pin & Other Stories” the Caine Prize for African Writing 2014 anthology. His poetry was used in the narration for the award-winning short film ‘Jane The Ghost’. He holds two National Arts Merit Awards for poetry (literature and spoken-word). The poems published here are from his World Record setting manuscript, ‘Mars His Sword’.
XI , XV , XCIX (From Mars His Sword) – Issue 1