Sylvia Garib



South Africa

Sylvia Garib is an author, ghostwriter and book launch facilitator, whose interest lies in Indian Indenture in South Africa. She is the publicist for The South African Writers’ Circle, Editor of the Durban Review and was the 2018 Chairman of the One City, One Book

In 2016, her novel Banjaras received the Quo Vadis Literary Award for Book of the Year and was shortlisted for the Minara Aziz Hassim Literary Award.

In 2017, her novel The Wrath of Kali was shortlisted for the Minara Aziz Hassim Literary Award and the Independent Publisher Award.

Her short stories have been published in the anthologies Drumbeats from Africa, Womandla and Indenture and Beyond. In 2019, Sylvia published her Short Story Cycle Mothers and Daughters of Indenture.

Slyvia has participated at Articulate Africa, Time of the Writer, Midlands Literary Festival, Alan Payton Conference and the Symposium on Commemoration of the Formal Abolition of Indenture.

Slyvia is currently working on a trilogy.

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