About Kriben Pillay

KRIBEN PILLAY is the former Dean of Teaching and Learning in the College of Law and Management Studies (2012-2016) and an associate professor in the Graduate School of Business and Leadership, University of KwaZulu-Natal, and is a writer across many genres. His poems appear in four South African anthologies, and his short stories appear in two. He was a finalist for the Bertrams African Literature Award in 1992, and was nominated for the 1995 CNA Literary Prize for his play Looking for Muruga, which now appears in a historic collection of plays from the South Asian diaspora – Beyond Bollywood and Broadway –  published by the University of Indiana Press (2009). His writings on transformation feature in a number of international publications. An Australian book, Drama for Life: Stories of Adult Learning & Empowerment, features a chapter by him, while his book, Radical Work: exploring transformation in the workplace through The Work of Byron Katie, has been published in both English and German. His children's book on transformation, entitled The Story of the Forgetful Ice Lollies, was a finalist in the 2004 BASA Awards and it was nominated for the 2004 Vivian Wilkes Award. At the end of 2005, Kriben was awarded a National Arts Council Grant for Literature, while in 2007 he was awarded a National Arts Council Grant for Theatre. His latest creative output is Three Poisons – greed, ill will and delusion, which features three stories published in the UK by Non-Duality Press. In 2014 Kriben co-edited the first volume of its kind, Teaching and Learning in the College of Law and Management Studies: Shared Approaches, Lessons and Good Practices, which was followed by a second volume in 2016 (these can be obtained as a download from http://clmstl.ukzn.ac.za/Homepage.aspx).He has also contributed chapters to the books Large Scale Systemic Change (Nova, 2016), edited by Dr Shamim Bodhanya, and Disrupting Higher Education Curriculum: (Undoing Cognitive Damage (Sense Publishers, 2016), edited Prof Michael Anthony Samuel, Dr Rubby Dhunpath and Prof Nyna Amin.


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