A Reading and Conversation with Ananda Devi

Thursday, September 29, 2016, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Venue: FN 2.102
Admission: Free
Season: 2016-17

The Center for Translation Studies in association with Deep Vellum Publishing are pleased to host Mauritian author Ananda Devi for a reading and discussion on Thursday, September 29 from 5 to 7 p.m. in FN 2.102. Ms. Devi will be reading from her novel EVE out of her RUINS, released this month by Deep Vellum Publishing in English translation by Jeffrey Zuckerman. 

Ananda Devi was born in 1957 in Trois-Boutiques, Mauritius, an island notable for its confluence of diverse ethnic, cultural, and linguistic identities. She has published eleven novels as well as short stories and poetry during her career and her works have been translated into numerous languages. She was made a Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres by the French Government in 2010. Ms. Devi will read from her novel, Eve Out of Her Ruins, recently released by Deep Vellum Publishing and translated into in English by Jeffrey Zuckerman. This novel is a poignant exploration of the construction of personhood at the margins of society. Awarded the prestigious Prix des cinq continents de la Francophonie upon publication as the best book written in French outside of France, Eve Out of Her Ruins is a harrowing account of the violent reality of life in her native country by the figurehead of Mauritian literature.

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