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Adua : a novel

Igiaba Scego (author), Jamie Richards (translator)
Title
Adua : a novel
Author
Igiaba Scego
Translator
Jamie Richards
Language
English
Original language
Italian
Original title
Adua
Publisher
New York: New Vessel Press, © 2017 | Other editions
183 p.
ISBN
9781939931450 (paperback)

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About Igiaba Scego

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Igiaba Scego (born 20 March 1974 in Rome) is an Italian writer, journalist, and activist of Somali origin.

Biography

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.

Works

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