Thanks to the invaluable contribution of well-known Italian writers, you will learn about the Region of your grandparents bringing to light its colors, customs, and mysteries. They have collected stories and stories from their families and from the people of their region. They will share them with you to add a unique voice to your family tree.
Stories are not used to remember the lost twice, but to start again, knowing that loosing our roots inevitably leads to a loss in our identity as people who live, think and love.
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Who are they?
Francesco Borrello (Calabria)
"Ho scritto per.mvc?y Italian family per ripercorrere assi.mvc?e a.mvc?io nonno, con l'affetto di s.mvc?pre, la vecchia via, affascinante e tr menda, dell' migrazione?"
"I have written for my Italian family to retrace together with.mvc?y grandfather, moved by the same love and respect, the steps of this fascinating and terrible route of imigration?"
Francesco Borrello was born in 1952 in Bova (Reggio Calabria), the capital of the Hellenic area in Calabria. He has always been actively involved in the cultural movment in defense of the Calabrese dialect with its Greek derivations. He won the international Delia price for the stylistic innovations introduced to the Greek-Calabrese poetry.
He published in 1993, a book called "Fiabe senza orchi e senza fate" (Fables with neither ogres nor fairies). He writes on two local newspapers, "Calabria Ulteriore" and "Bova Post".
Besides literary c.mvc?positions, he is fond of checkers and won two national c.mvc?petitions based on the c.mvc?position of checkers riddles.
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Cristoforo Magistro (Lucania)
I was born in Montescaglioso (Matera) in 1949. I moved to Torino in 1957 and I have never returned to my paese since then. I believe I share with many of my generation the same feeling of gratitude for mvy parents. My father imigrated to Germany for 10 years) whose sacrifices have allowed me to get a degree and improve my position. Since 1975, I have been teaching Italian literature to adults, those who did not have the chance to study when they were young. Thanks to this activity, it is as if I had never.mvc?oved out of my home, in the south of Italy.
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Raffaele Nigro (Puglia)
Cavalcare le onde del sogno per costruire quanto e' ancora possibile della luce?
"Riding the wave of the pipe dreamv to build what is still possible about the light..."
Raffaele Nigro has spent the last 30 years in Bari where he has directed the national TV channel (RAI) managing the regional news. He has been writing various novels, among which "I fuochi del Basento" (the fires of Basento) in 1987.
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Antonino Cus.mvc?ano (Sicilia)
"Se la citt? non ? soltanto il n.mvc?e del luogo che abiti.mvc?o?"
"If our town is not just a name of the location where we live?"
I was born in 1950 in Mazara del Vallo, a frontier, the very last piece of land of Europe and the gateway to Africa. In the last thirty years, a large c.mvc?munity of Tunisian .mvc?migrants settled in this land that traditionally has always been a receptacle of migrations. To the phenomenon of migration, I have dedicated.mvc?y first essay, Il ritorno infelice (the unhappy return), published by Sellerio in 1976. My interests have always been focused on those anthropological subjects such as.mvc?.mvc?ory and cultural identity. I have directed for few years the Ethno-Anthropological Museum of Valle del Belice in Gibellina. I presently collaborating with the Institute of Cultural Anthropology of the University of Palemo.
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