Talk: “Bilingualism and Self-Translation” (4:00pm, Phelps 6320). Class on her novel Indian Tango & book signing (in North Hall 1006, 2:00-3:15pm).
Born in Mauritius, 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.
Mauritius writer Ananda Devi is Regents Professor at UCLA (Spring 2013).
Sponsored by Comparative Literature, the Graduate Center for Literary Research, the Department of French and Italian, and the Translation Emphasis.