Na het overlijden van zijn moeder mist de 11-jarige Pietro haar enorm. Als hij de zomer bij zijn grootouders in Zuid-Italië doorbrengt, ontstaat in het kleine dorp onrust rondom een Afrikaanse migrantenfamilie.
Giuseppe Catozzella (born 18 June 1976) is a popular Italian writer.
He was born in Milan and studied philosophy at the University of Milan. After graduating, he moved to Australia. After living in Sydney for an extended period, he returned to his native Milan. He has been nominated by the UN Goodwill Ambassador UNHCR.
Catozzella has published across multiple literary genres, including plays, short stories and novels, and writes on the main Italian newspapers La Repubblica and L'Espresso.
His novel Don't Tell Me You're Afraid, dealing with the refugee crisis in the Mediterranean Sea, was a very popular and critical success in Italy and in the world. The novel sold more than 500.000 copies in 40 countries. In Italy it won the Premio Strega Giovani 2014 and it was shortlisted for the Premio Strega 2014. It was also shortlisted at the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and it won other prizes in France, S…Read more on Wikipedia