Three Poisons is a collection of three short stories 'giving remarkably vivid and imaginative expression, in a contemporary setting' of the three hindrances to freedom: greed, Ill-will and delusion. The setting is South Africa and, far from being bitter or nihilistic, the stories are shot through with an affection for humanity - its cultures and its frailties. It 'bears testament to the subtlety of Pillay's understanding of philosophy, the slippery cleft between normality/madness and the complexity of ordinary lives in an extraordinary society.' Nowhere does Kriben tell us what to think, but he sets us on a path to make our own enquiry - or just to enjoy three first-rate truly original short stories.
KRIBEN PILLAY is the Dean of Teaching and Learning in the College of Law and Management Studies, University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa, and is a writer across many genres. His poems appear in four South African anthologies, and his short stories appear in two.
He is the founder of Noumenon, a journal that critically investigated perspectives of nonduality and transformation.
108 pages. 5.5" x 8.5" paperback format.