Anitha Pillai

Anitha Devi Pillai wears many hats. She’s an academic, author and translator. She teaches courses on writing pedagogy, writing skills and literacy practices at National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University (Singapore). She has published academic papers on writing pedagogy, teacher education, academic writing and the Malayalee community in Singapore, and authored five books including, ‘From Kerala to Singapore: Voices from the Singapore Malayalee Community’ (2017), ‘From Estate to Embassy: Memories of an Ambassador’ (2019) and ‘The Story of Onam’ (in press). Her creative writing publications in 2019/2020 include Monsoon in Kolkata (poem) in ‘Wanderlust: The Best of 2019 Anthology’, That Kiss on your Forehead (poem) in ‘Paragon Press’, Home is a Three Syllable Word’ (poem) in ‘Southeast Asian Review of English Journal’, Voices (short story) in ‘The Best Asian Stories 2019’ and How do you want your dumplings? (short story) in ‘Food Republic: Literary Anthology’. Her next creative project is a translation of Kamaladevi Aravindan’s historical Tamil novel, titled ‘Sembawang’ into English. ‘Sembawang’ is based on the lives of Indians in Singapore and Malaysia in the immediate post British era.

Member Since: 10/23/2019

Country: Singapore

Identity: Writer, Translator, Academic

Workplace: University

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