The Challenge of Being an Afro-Italian Writer

Monday, March 18, 2019 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

Smith Warehouse, Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Bay 4, C105

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Saskia Ziolkowski

Igiaba Scego

Award-winning Italian author, academic, activist,and journalist, Igiaba Scegohas produced wide-ranging work that plays a vital role in current debates on Italy's colonial past, its sexist and racist legacy, and the identity of Italians of African origins. It also raises the question of fiction's place in these discussions. Her parents came to Italy from Somalia and many of her works concentrate on the identities of a Muslim black woman in Italy. Her recent novel Adua reveals the connections between Italy's colonialism, anti-Semitism, and current stances on immigration.

Igiaba Scego
Monday, March 18, 2019 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Romance Studies
Event Co-Sponsors
African and African American Studies (AAAS), Center for Jewish Studies, Duke Islamic Studies Center, Forum for Scholars and Publics, Franklin Humanities Institute (FHI), International Comparative Studies (ICS), Literature, Social Movements Lab