Ananda Devi is a Mauritian writer who lives in France, writes in French and is published in the largest publishing houses of Paris. She is considered the greatest living Mauritanian writer. In May 2019 she came to Poland for the first time, at the invitation of the Institut français in Warsaw. As a part of the visit (from May 21 to May 23, 2019), Ananda Devi will be visiting the Faculty of Philology at the University of Silesia.
The program of the visit of the Le sari vert's author assumes two meetings in Silesia. On Thursday, May 23, from 9:45 to 11:00 AM the writer will take part in a meeting of the Council of the Faculty of Philology in Sosnowiec, conducted by Prof. Anna Czarnowus and PhD Marta Mamet-Michalkiewicz, and from 1:15 to 3:00 PM in a meeting of the Council of the Faculty of Philology in Katowice, headed by PhD Alina Mitek-Dziemba and PhD Katarzyna Szopa.
The meetings will be conducted in English and Polish and will be provided with an interpretation (Polish to English and English to Polish).
A Polish translation of one of Ananda Devi's novels, entitled Le sari vert, was published by the Gdańsk Publishing House in Podwórko with the support of the University of Silesia Publishing House in October 2018. The book also includes an afterword containing information about Mauritius, its literature and works of Ananda Devi. Abstracts and translations into Polish of excerpts from several of her works are published with the permission of French publishers under a temporary license at: www.fil.us.edu.pl/ananda-devi.