Izwi is an isiZulu word. It means voice. The owner of this voice is Simon Barber. I have lived off words, and delivering them on deadline, as reporter, pundit, editor, speech-, copy- and ghost writer and, latterly, as performer, narrating and producing audiobooks and recording voiceovers. If you need help with any of these things, I’m for hire. You can use the form below to contact me. In the interim, I am working on a book about my great aunt, a Guinness of that ilk, who rebelled against her class and emigrated to Russia in 1922. You can read and/or subscribe receive installments here.

I live in the woods with a wonderful wife, two dogs, a cat, a parrot and a rabbit, 60 miles or so out of Washington between the Antietam battlefield and the Potomac River.