Update: the programme has been cancelled. A new date has not yet been set.


15.00 – 16.00: Conference with Ananda Devi in French, interpreted into English
The Auditorium, 215, floor 2, Department of Culture and Aesthetics, entrance Frescativägen 24E, Stockholm University

16:00 – 17:00: Coffee and mingle at Accelerator
Frescativägen 26A, Stockholm university

After the mingle, possible visit of the exhibition of Johanna Gustafsson Fürst “Graft the Words, Whip My Tongue” at Accelerator

About the speaker

Ananda Devi. Copyright: Umar Timol

ANANDA DEVI is a Mauritian writer. Her parents are Mauritians with Indian origins. She was surrounded by several languages (French, Creole, English and Telugu). As a child, she began to get passionate about writing, she mostly wrote poetry. At the age of 15, she won a writing contest with ORTF (Radio France), which published her short story. She published her first collection of short stories when she was 19 years old. She obtained a doctorate in social anthropology at the University of London.

Through her various novels and short stories, she offers readers a less idyllic vision of Mauritius than the one usually transmitted to tourists. She won the Prix des cinq continents de la francophonie and the Prix RFO with her novel “Ève de ses décombres” in 2006. In 2010, "Sari vert" received the Prix Louis Guillou and the author was made Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres. In 2018, “Manger l’autre” received the Prix Ouest-France - Étonnants Voyageurs. In 2020, « Ève de ses décombres » is published in Swedish by Tranan under the title “Eva ur spillrorna”.

Read more about the conference: Conference d'Ananda Devi (2018 Kb)


Compulsory registration (the event is free but places are limited) here.