Igiaba Scego (born 20 March 1974 in Rome) is an Italian writer, journalist, and activist of Somali origin.
Scego's father was a prominent Somali politician. She graduated in Foreign Literature at La Sapienza University of Rome and obtained a PhD in pedagogy at Roma Tre University. Presently, she is writing about and researching cultural dialogue and migration.
She writes for various magazines dealing with migrant literature and African literature, such as Latinoamerica, Carta, El Ghibli and Migra.
Her works include autobiographical references, and they depict the delicate balance between her two cultural realities, the Italian and Somali.
In 2003, she won the Eks & Tra prize for migrant writers with her story "Salsicce", and published her debut novel, La nomade che amava Alfred Hitchcock.
In 2006 she attended the Literature …Read more on Wikipedia