Makhosazana Xaba (born 10 July 1957) is a South African poet. She trained as a nurse and has worked a women's health specialist in NGOs, as well as writing on gender and health.
Makhosazana (Khosi) Xaba was born in Greytown, KwaZulu-Natal, the second of five children. She has an MA in creative writing from Wits University and is working on a biography of Noni Jabavu. Xaba won the Deon Hofmeyr Award for Creative Writing (2005) for her unpublished short story "Running". Her poems have appeared in publications including Timbila, Sister Namibia, Botsotso, South African Writing, Green Dragon and Echoes, and have been collected in These Hands (2005) and Tongues of Their Mothers (2008). A book of her short stories, Running and Other Stories, was published in 2013, and won the 2014 Nadine Gordimer South African Literary Awards Short Story Award.
- These Hands: Poems. Timbila Poetry Project, Elim Hospital, Limpopo Province, 2005. Poetry. ISBN 978-0958464086.
- Tongues of Their Mothers. Scottsville: University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, 2008. Poetry. ISBN 978-1869141448.
- Running and Other Stories. Cape Town: Modjaji Books, 2013. Fiction. ISBN 978-1920590161.
- The Alkalinity of Bottled Water. Botsotso, 2019. Poetry.
- Mzamisa, Palesa (2008). "New voices", Wordsetc, Third Quarter, pp. 31–36.
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