Gabeba Baderoon is a South African poet, and has authored the 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 volume of her poetry translated into Swedish, is published by Tranan publishers. “The Dream in the Next Body” was named a Notable Book of 2005 by the Sunday Independent in South Africa and was a Sunday Times Recommended Book. “A hundred silences” was short-listed for the 2007 University of Johannesburg Prize and the 2007 Olive Schreiner Award. In 2005, Gabeba received the DaimlerChrysler Award for South African Poetry and held the Guest Writer Fellowship at the Nordic Africa Institute, the second person after Ama Ata Aidoo to receive this honour. In 2008, Gabeba was the recipient of a Civitella Ranieri Fellowship in Italy and a Writer’s Residency at the University of Witwatersrand.
She has published widely on the topic of representations of Islam, and has lectured at universities in South Africa, Europe and the US.