Nathacha Appanah

Nathacha Appanah


Born
in Mahébourg, Mauritius
May 24, 1973


See also: Nathacha Appanah-Mouriquand

Nathacha Devi Pathareddy Appanah is a Mauritian-French author. She comes from a traditional Indian family.

She spent most of her teenage years in Mauritius and also worked as a journalist/columnist at Le Mauricien and Week-End Scope before emigrating to France.

Since 1998, Nathacha Appanah is well-known as an active writer. Her first book Les Rochers de Poudre d'Or (published by Éditions Gallimard) received the " Prix du Livre RFO". The book was based on the arrival of Indian immigrants in Mauritius.

She also wrote two other books Blue Bay Palace and La Noce d'Anna which also received some prizes for best book in some regional festivals in France.

In 2007, she released her fourth book " Le Dernier Frère " Ed
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“You say you are an orpahn, or a widow or a widower, but when you have lost two sons on the same day, two brothers on the same day, what are you? What word is there to say what you have become?”
Nathacha Appanah, The Last Brother

“Vendar ne morem oditi, samo čas izgubljam, si pripravljam lažne radosti, ko pa imam hčer, ki me čaka, malo mene same in moškega, ki sem ga ljubila, kakor sem najbolje mogla, nežno, spokojno, ki je poslušal glasbo mojih besed, in ki sem ga pustila oditi, ker je to tisto, kar narediš, kadar ljubiš. Pustiti oditi, čakati, ničesar pričakovati, sprejemati, ponovno dajati.”
Nathacha Appanah, La noce d'Anna

“Perhaps I should explain to him that it has been my particular way of frustrating time's attrition, postponing death and sustaining the illusion that one can always erase everything and make a fresh start.”
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