Talk with Ananda Devi, Mauritian and francophone writer
Date: Thu, 2011/03/17 - 2:30pm - Fri, 2011/03/18 - 3:00pm
Price: Open to all
Ananda Devi, a writer from Mauritius whose mother is of Indian origin, was a prodigy, at the age of 15 winning a literary prize for a short story in a contest organized by French radio and television and the ACCT. It was the beginning of a long career, more then 30 years, during which she progressively has become a more prominent figure in French-language literature from the Indian Ocean.
An ethnologist by training as well as a doctor of social anthropology and a translator, Ananda Devi is sensitive to the overlap of identities and languages. She keenly perceives the human characters and universes that can brush up against one another, clash with one another, and destroy one another in an insular space that is no less analyzed than recreated.
Her works published since 2001 by Gallimard, she has received several literary prizes, in particular for her 2006 novel Eve de ses Décombres, which won the Award of the Five Continents of La Francophonie and the RFO Prize.Books by Ananda Devi have been translated into several languages.
Perfectly trilingual in French, English, and Creole, she did her own English translation for her novel Pagli. Her most recent novel, Indian Tango, takes place in New Delhi.
- Thu, 17th March at 2.30 at University of Hyderabad.
- Thu, 17th March at 6.30 at Landmark Bookstore, Somajiguda. Signing of her book Pagli.
- Fri, 18th March : 11 am at AF and 3 pm at EFLU.