Bulawayo based Poet Philani Amadeus Nyoni affectionately known as PAN in the arts fraternity is set to launch his much awaited record breaking book titled ‘Mars His Sword,’ which is a collection of sonnets. For those who do not know, a sonnet is a fixed verse or poem of an expressive thought or idea consisting of 14 lines that typically rhyme according to one of a few prescribed schemes. PAN was broke the world record of the most Shakespearean sonnets in a manuscript. The great William Shakespeare died at 52 after having completed only 154 whilst Philani has completed 308 at 26! At half the age of Shakespeare he has done double the work to break the record. No wonder he is labelled the new Dambudzo Marechera. He is also the 2015 NAMA award winner in the Spoken Word Category for the most outstanding Poet. Click here to view the confirmation of his record breaking sonnets.
The launch of the book is on the 28th of April at the poetry hub of Indaba Book Café from 1730hrs.