|Name Shabbir Banoobhai||Role Poet|
|Books Inward moon outward sun|
Pearl munemo performing are you the river or am i by shabbir banoobhai
Shabbir Banoobhai (born 23 October 1949) is a South African poet.
- Pearl munemo performing are you the river or am i by shabbir banoobhai
- Megan Hall performing Are you the river or am I by Shabbir Banoobhai
- Other works
Megan Hall performing Are you the river or am I? by Shabbir Banoobhai
He was born in Durban and, after school wanted to study at University. The costs were prohibitive, and instead he studied to become a teacher at Springfield College. He was elected President of the Student's Representative Council in 1970, and became assistant editor of the College newspaper, Aspect, which was occasionally banned for its protests against the apartheid state.
At college, he met Fatima Meer, who, after finding out he wrote poetry, suggested he meet with the prominent poet Douglas Livingstone.
While still at college, he successfully studied for a Bachelor of Commerce Degree through Unisa, the correspondence university, and after a short stint of teaching, he began work as an accountant.
In his own words, his work aims "to promote a vision of a more humane society – a society that not only respects all its members as human beings but which considers them as spiritual beings and essentially divine".