"Two talks by Ananda Devi"

Event Date: 

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - 2:00pm

Event Location: 

  • North Hall 1006
  • Phelps 6320
  • French

On May 1, the Mauritian writer Ananda Devi will be giving two talks on campus. 

At 4:00pm, Devi will speak on “Bilingualism and Self-Translation”, on the practice of bilingual writers (in Phelps 6320). 

At 2:00-3:15pm, she will speak about her novel feminist _Indian Tango_ to the students enrolled in Comparative Literature, Introduction to Comparative Literature (in North Hall 1006).

Born in Mauritius in an Indian family, Ananda Devi began to make her mark in Mauritian literature when she won, aged fifteen, a prize at a short-story competition open to all Francophone countries. This marked the beginning of a long literary career that now spans forty years, during which she became one of the major French language writers of Mauritius and the Indian Ocean. After completing a doctoral degree in Anthropology at the University of London, she dedicated herself fully to writing and exploring modern identities and passions in various literary genres. She has won many prizes and awards. Her novels have been translated into several languages.