Fardo - Amanda Devi french version)

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By what miracle can a centuries-old culture, thousands of miles away, touch, come into contact with a more recent one? What is the soil that allows such communication across the ages? It is the experience of such a link that Ananda Devi made during her visit to the Musée des Confluences. During her almost chance encounter with the remains of a Koban burial site and a pre-Columbian mummy, she immediately felt drawn to these two women whose fragile existence she strives to weave in an astonishing mirror game with her own trajectory as a woman and artist. Composing a magnificent song of life in which she pays tribute to these diverse and often constrained destinies, Ananda Devi underlines their astonishing convergence, questions the notion of otherness and reminds us of the cruciality of creation, its transmission and its contemplation as a source of understanding of the world and those around us.

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Ethnologist and translator, Ananda Devi was born in Mauritius in 1957. A prolific author, she has published collections of poems, short stories and novels, notably Eve from her rubble (Five Continents prize , RFO Prize, Gallimard, 2006), The Green Sari (Louis-Guilloux Prize, Gallimard, 2010), and more recently The Sad Ambassador(Gallimard, 2015). Crowned with the Radiation Prize for French Language and Literature in 2014, she is considered one of the major figures of Indian Ocean literature.

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Collection " Récits d'objets " directed by Hélène Lafont-Couturier and Cédric Lesec
Co-publishing Cambourakis/Musée des Confluences
Language : French
Format : Pocket
Presentation : Paperback
Weight : 0.98 Kg
Places of sale : Confluences museum bookshop and bookshops network
14 × 18 cm
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