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  • Poetry for Beginners

Poetry for Beginners

Gabeba Baderoon


Bilingual , 2017/10 International Poetry Nights in Hong Kong The Chinese University of Hong Kong Press

Tags: Literature, Poetry, Translation, Bilingual, International Poetry Nights in Hong Kong

170 x 110 mm , 54pp ISBN : 978-988-237-024-1

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This pocket-sized paperback is one of the twenty-four titles published for 2017 Hong Kong International Poetry Nights. The theme of IPHHK2017 is “Ancient Enmity”. IPNHK is one of the most influential international poetry events in Asia. From 22–26 November 2017, over 20 invited poets from various countries will be in Hong Kong to read their works based on the theme “Ancient Enmity.” Included in the anthology and box set, these unique works are presented with Chinese and English translations in bilingual or trilingual formats.

Gabeba Baderoon is a poet and scholar. 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). A selected volume of her poetry translated into Swedish, The Silence Before Speaking, was published in 2008. The Dream in the Next Body was named a Notable Book 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 is the recipient of the Daimler Chrysler Award for South African Poetry, and has held fellowships at the Nordic Africa Institute and Civitella Ranieri Foundation, and Writer’s Residencies at the University of Witwatersrand and the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study. She teaches Women’s Studies and African Studies at Pennsylvania State University, and is an Extraordinary Professor of English at Stellenbosch University. Her forthcoming collection is titled Axis and Revolution.

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