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Ananda Devi

Wednesday, March 18, 2009 at 7pm

Writer Ananda Devi presents an evening of discussion on the exploration of identities and their formation through language.

Île Maurice, the island on which Devi was born, has formed the linguistic core of her writings. There, she received exposure to a multitude of languages, all of which shaped her self-perception as a writer. Sensitive to the overlap of identities and languages, as well as an ethnologist by training, Devi seeks to explore the role language serves in shaping cultural identities.

Join this prize-winning author for an intimate discussion on how her background, both personal and intellectual, influenced her writing.

Moderated by Thomas C. Spear, Professor of French at Lehman College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY), and founder of île en île.

In English


FIAF Member $15
Non-Member $20


Le Skyroom
22 East 60th Street

Ananda Devi’s tour in the U.S. is organized by the Délégation générale de l’Alliance Française aux Etats-Unis, in partnership with the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie

FIAF Winter 2009 Season Sponsors: American Airlines, the official airline of FIAF; Cultural Services of the French Embassy; Florence Gould Foundation; Herbert J. Seligmann Charitable Trust

Photo: Ananda Devi © H. Anenden

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