The History of Intimacy by Gabeba Baderoon

04 Sep 2018
The History of Intimacy by Gabeba Baderoon

The History of Intimacy is the fourth collection by award-winning poet Gabeba Baderoon. Breathtaking intimacies and private hurts are crafted into lyrical form – in poems on desiring what is furthest from you, memories of a midnight swim, how children work out the laws of existence, the stakes of speaking a forbid­den word, elegies to a jazz prodigy and a beloved poet, and how not to be alone.

About the author:
South African poet Gabeba Baderoon is the author of three previous poetry collections: A hundred silences (2006), which was a finalist for the University of Johannesburg Prize and the Olive Schreiner Award, The Dream in the Next Body (2005), and Silence Before Speaking(2005). She received the DaimlerChrysler Award for South African Poetry, and has held numerous fellowships internationally. Baderoon earned a PhD in English from the University of Cape Town. She is a member of the Board of PEN South Africa.

ISBN: 9780795708886
Date Released: 01 August 2018
RRP: R 220
Publisher: Kwela