Ken Sibanda ’09 published a new science fiction book earlier this year titled, The Return to Gibraltar. The book is about an African American man called Horace Bates who travels back in time to 1491 to help the Moors of Spain against advancing Christian campaigns.
"I wrote the book with the intention that it would one day be a movie and throughout the book I could see Will Smith playing Horace Bates. But I am open to a South African knocking on my door when it gets to that stage,” said Sibanda, who is currently pre-producing a movie about Hannibal Barca, the general who invaded Rome.
Sibanda started writing when he was a teenager growing up in Zimbabwe. He published two collections of poetry about democratic change in South Africa called, If God was a Poet and Songs of Soweto: Poems from a Post Apartheid South Africa.
Ken (Kissinger) Sibanda was a visiting student at UDC-DCSL from 2008-2009. He graduated with a law degree from the University of London and a Masters in Law from the Temple University Beasley School of Law.