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Ananda Devi Ananden

Award date:

UŚ Senate resolution date: resolution No. 485/2020 of 28 January 2020 

Applying unit: Council of the UŚ Department of Philology (currently: Faculty of Humanities)

Supervisor: Prof. Krzysztof Jarosz, reviewers: Prof. Françoise Lionnet, Prof. Julia Waters, Prof. Rajcoomaree Kumari Issur, Prof. Ryszard Koziołek

Ananda Devi Ananden – one of the most outstanding contemporary authors writing in French. Her narrative and poetic works constantly explore the issue of exclusion and extreme poverty and its consequences. The author of several novels, collections of short stories and poetry, considered to be the greatest living Mauritian writer. She was awarded with several prestigious international literary awards, and in recognition of her contribution to French literature she was honoured with Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres order by the French government.

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