Author: Felice Benuzzi
Summary: When the clouds covering Mount Kenya part one morning to reveal its towering peaks for the first time, prisoner of war Felice Benuzzi is transfixed. The tedium of camp life is broken by the beginnings of a sudden idea – an outrageous, dangerous, brilliant idea. There are not many people who would break out of a P.O.W. camp, trek for days across perilous terrain before climbing the north face of Mount Kenya with improvised equipment, meagre rations, and with a picture of the mountain on a tin of beef among their more accurate guides. There are probably fewer still who would break back in to the camp on their return.
But this is the remarkable story of three such men. NO PICNIC ON MOUNT KENYA is a powerful testament to the human spirit of revolt and adventure in even the darkest of places.
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Author: Mauro Ruggiero (Curatore) Language: Italian Summary: Dieci racconti di scrittrici e scrittori italiani che vivono all’estero hanno dato vita a “Voci in fuga”. “Scritture italiane nel mondo”, il progetto letterario che vuole portare all’attenzione del pubblico la realtà degli autori italiani che vivono fuori dai confini nazionali. Un fenomeno interessante sia dal punto di vista letterario, sia da quello sociologico. Una vera e propria … Continue reading Voci in fuga. Scritture italiane nel mondo
Author: Eniola Aluko
Summary: First class honors law degree. 102 appearances for England women’s national football team. First female pundit on Match of the Day. UN Women UK ambassador. Guardian columnist.
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Author: Gwendolyn Oxenham
Summary: Across two dozen countries—from back alleys to remote beaches to the roofs of skyscrapers—an eye-opening journey into the heart of soccer Every country has a different term for it: In the United States it’s “pickup.” In Trinidad it’s “taking a sweat.” In Brazil it’s “pelada” (literally “naked”). It’s the other side of soccer, those spontaneous matches played away from the bright lights and manicured fields—the game for anyone, anywhere.
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Author: Edited by Maxine Beneba Clarke, Magan Magan, Ahmed Yussuf
Summary: ‘I was born in Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe.’
‘My dad was a freedom fighter, waging war for an independent state: South Sudan.’
‘We lived in a small country town, in the deep south of Western Australia.’
‘I never knew black people could be Muslim until I met my North African friends.’
‘My mum and my dad courted illegally under the Apartheid regime.’
‘My first impression of Australia was a housing commission in the north of Tasmania.’
‘Somalis use this term, “Dhaqan Celis”. “Dhaqan” means culture and “Celis” means return.’ Continue reading “Growing up African in Australia”
Oggi abbiamo parlato di letteratura afroamericana. E’ stato interessantissimo. Da dove cominciare? La discussione è stata coinvolgente, e i consigli sono arrivati abbondantissimi! Partiamo con Toni Morrison, indiscussa voce della letteratura afroamericana e vincitrice del Premio Nobel per la letteratura. In molte stanno leggendo il suo Amatissima, considerato all’unanimità il suo capolavoro – ne parleremo meglio quando la lettura sarà conclusa. Insieme a Toni, … Continue reading Il té letterario di Expatclic del 25 settembre 2020