Izwi is an isiZulu word. It means voice. The owner of this voice is Simon Barber. I have lived off words, 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, you can use the form below to contact me. 

In the menu, you will find links to a couple of works in progress. Margery is about a great aunt who emigrated to Russia after the revolution and stayed there until her death in 1965. Correspondent is about my father, who was one (of the greats, in my opinion).

I live in the woods with a wonderful (and very patient) wife, two dogs, a cat, a parrot, and a rabbit called Penguin, some way west of Washington between the Antietam battlefield and the Potomac River.