Country: South Africa
Gabeba Baderoon is a South African poet. She is the author of three poetry collections, The Dream in the Next Body (2005), The Museum of Ordinary Life (2005) and A Hundred Silences (2006). The Silence Before Speaking, a selected volume of her poetry was translated into Swedish by Roy Isaksson, published in 2008. El Sueno en El Cuerp Venidero, a collection of her poetry translated into Spanish by Clara Janes, also appeared in 2008.
In 2005, Baderoon received the DaimlerChrysler Award for South African Poetry and in 2008, she was the inaugural Humanities Writer in Residence at the University of Witwatersrand. The Dream in the Next Body was named a Notable Book of 2005 by the Sunday Independent and was a Sunday Times Recommended Book. A Hundred Silences was a finalist for the 2007 University of Johannesburg Prize and the 2007 Olive Schreiner Award. Baderoon held the Guest Writer Fellowship at the Nordic Africa Institute in 2005 and received a Civitella Ranieri Foundation Fellowship in 2008.