Sekai Nzenza Shand was born in Zimbabwe, where she trained as a nurse, before doing additional nursing studies in England and subsequently going to live in Australia. Her book Songs to an African Sunset describes her return to her family's village in the early 1990s. She has a Ph.D. in International Relations from the University of Melbourne.
^Margaret Busby (ed.), Daughters of Africa: An International Anthology of Words and Writings by Women of African Descent from the Ancient Egyptian to the Present, London: Jonathan Cape, 1992; Vintage, 1993, p. 855.