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Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders

Author: Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuras, Ella Morton, Maciej Potulny

Language: English

Summary: Inspiring equal parts wonder and wanderlust, Atlas Obscura celebrates over 600 of the strangest and most curious places in the world. Continue reading “Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders”

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Travel Light, Move Fast

Author: Alexandra Fuller

Language: English

Summary: Six months before he died in Budapest, Tim Fuller turned to his daughter: “Let me tell you the secret to life right now, in case I suddenly give up the ghost.” Then he lit his pipe and stroked his dog Harry’s head. Harry put his paw on Dad’s lap and they sat there, the two of them, one man and his dog, keepers to the secret of life. “Well?” she said. “Nothing comes to mind, quite honestly, Bobo,” he said, with some surprise. “Now that I think about it, maybe there isn’t a secret to life. It’s just what it is, right under your nose. What do you think, Harry?” Harry gave Dad a look of utter agreement. He was a very superior dog. “Well, there you have it,” Dad said. Continue reading “Travel Light, Move Fast”

Il té letterario di Expatclic del 26 giugno 2020

Oggi era il compleanno di Claudiaexpat, che ha ricevuto con gioia gli auguri del gruppo. Il nostro tema era… I GIALLI Tutte hanno avuto tanto da dire su questo topic, e i titoli e gli autori segnalati si sono sprecati. Abbiamo spaziato da Fruttero-Lucentini al francese Modiano, da Conan Doyle all’impareggiabile Agatha Christie, vera passione di alcune di noi, fino ai nordeuropei come Stieg Larssen … Continue reading Il té letterario di Expatclic del 26 giugno 2020

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Always Another Country

Author: Sisonke Msimang

Language: English

Summary: “Brutally and uncompromisingly honest, Sisonke’s beautifully crafted storytelling enriches the already extraordinary pool of young African women writers of our time.” ―Graça Machel, widow of former South African president Nelson Mandela

Born in exile, in Zambia, to a guerrilla father and a working mother, Sisonke Msimang is constantly on the move. Her parents, talented and highly educated, travel from Zambia to Kenya and Canada and beyond with their young family. Always the outsider, and against a backdrop of racism and xenophobia, Sisonke develops her keenly perceptive view of the world. In this sparkling account of a young girl’s path to womanhood, Sisonke interweaves her personal story with her political awakening in America and Africa, her euphoria at returning to the new South Africa, and her disillusionment with the new elites. Confidential and reflective, Always Another Country is a search for belonging and identity: a warm and intimate story that will move many readers.

Sisonke Msimang is one of the most exciting contemporary female black voices in literature. Now based in Perth, Australia, she regularly contributes to publications like The Guardian, the Huffington Post, and the New York Times. She has over 20,000 followers on Twitter @Sisonkemsimang. Her TED Talk,“If a story moves you, act on it,” has been viewed over 1.3 million times. (Goodreads)

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Il té letterario di Expatclic del 19 giugno – Discussione di Se una notte a Parigi una tedesca e un italiano

Oggi abbiamo avuto un ospite speciale: Federico Iarlori, che ha simpaticamente discusso con noi il suo libro “Se una notte a Parigi, una tedesca e un italiano” (Giunti), di cui abbiamo raccontato qui. Federico ci ha parlato di questo romanzo di formazione, che descrive un personaggio “quasi osceno, con idee grossolane riguardo ad altre culture, all’altro sesso ecc.”, che diventa padre. Attraverso un processo, che … Continue reading Il té letterario di Expatclic del 19 giugno – Discussione di Se una notte a Parigi una tedesca e un italiano

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Purpose: An Immigrant’s Story

Author: Wyclef Jean, Anthony Bozza

Language: English

Summary: Musician, producer, and actor, Wyclef Jean describes growing up in Haiti so poor, he actually ate dirt.  Coming to New Jersey at nine, Jean was bullied throughout school for his Haitian background. Music became his refuge: spirituals at church, where his harsh father was a preacher; jazz and band music in school; and, later, rap and hip-hop with his friends.  Continue reading “Purpose: An Immigrant’s Story”