Author & Editor
Makhosazana Xaba is the author of two poetry collections: these hands (2005) and, Tongues of their Mothers (2008). Her poetry has been anthologized extensively and translated into Italian, Mandarin and Turkish. In 2014 she was nominated for the poetry category of the Mbokodo awards. Her third collection will be published shortly. She is also the author of, Running and other stories (2013), which won the SALA Nadine Gordimer Short Story Award in 2014. She is the co-editor of an anthology of short stories, Queer Africa: New and Collected Fiction (2013) which won the 26th Lambda Literary Award for the fiction anthology category in 2014. She is currently co-editing the second Queer Africa anthology, due out in late 2016. She is working at GALA on several book projects.