Bill Saidi
Bill Saidi
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BornSylvester William Saidi
DiedJanuary 4, 2017(2017-01-04)
Kitwe, Zambia
NationalityZimbabwe, Zambian
  • Journalist
  • Writer

Sylvester William Saidi was a Zimbabwean and Zambia journalist and writer.

Background and Career

Saidi 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).


  • The Hanging (1978)
  • Return of the Innocent (1979)
  • Day of The Baboons (1988)
  • Gwebede’s Wars (1989)
  • The Brothers of Chatima Road (1990)
  • Who’s Who in Zimbabwe (1991)
  • A Sort of Life in Journalism (2011)

Short Stories

  • A Fine Day for a Funeral in Writing Still (2003 Weaver Press)
  • The Winning Side in Writing Now (2005)


Saidi died on 4 January 2017 in Kitwe, Zambia.