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N.R. Pillai

N.R. Pillai is the nom de plume of Namitha Rathinappillai, a spoken word artist turned published poet. She was still an undergraduate at Carleton University when she published her first chapbook in 2018.

Poetry (Chapbook)

Dirty Laundry

Ottawa: Battleaxe Press, 2018. (reprinted in 2019).

Publisher’s Synopsis (From its website)

Spoken word artist N.R. Pillai’s debut chapbook collection, “Dirty Laundry,” unapologetically honours the strength of the women of Sri Lanka, that of all women, and her own strength.


Publisher Battleaxe Press

Sturrock, Maisie. Dirty Laundry by N.R. Pillai:A Journey From Spoken Word Artist to Published Author. Her Campus at Carleton, 8 December 2018, Accessed 25 January 2021.