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Ananda Devi Anenden

Award date: 22 June 2022

USil 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 French writers, author of several novels, collections of short stories and poetry. Her works, emerging from Creole and Indian originated Mauritius are a synthesis of Eastern and Western culture that stands up for the oppressed and excluded. Her works, translated into many languages, are the subject of many scientific research projects and are well known in many countries, and for five years also in Poland. She was honoured with the Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres order by the French government and is a laureate of nine literary awards.

Video material from the ceremony

Accompanying events

The ceremony of awarding the honorary doctorate degree to Ananda Devi Anenden was preceded by several accompanying events: scientific seminar, discussion panel and meet-the-author session.


In connection with the ceremony of awarding the honorary doctorate degree to Ananda Devi Anended, the University of Silesia Press released the publication entitled „Ananda Devi Anenden. Doctor honoris causa Universitatis Silesiensis”.

Reportage on Ananda Devi – video

Ananda Devi Anenden during the ceremony of awarding the honorary doctorate degree | Photo by Olimpia Orządała

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