Kuir ë Garang is a South Sudanese Canadian poet, author, and political commentator currently living in Toronto, Ontario. He was born in South Sudan before the beginning of the second Sudanese civil war. He came to Canada as a refugee student in 2002 through the World University Services of Canada Refugee sponsorship program after living in refugee camps in Ethiopia and Kenya.
Kuir writes on issues of identity, race and how they affect institutions and service provision to the people, especially the most marginalized. He has been writing about Sudan and South Sudan for more than fifteen years.
He has a bachelor of arts in philosophy from McGill University, master of arts in Integrated Studies (cultural studies & philosophy) from Athabasca University and he is currently a doctor of philosophy (PhD) student at York University, Toronto, where he is doing research on ethics of blackness.