Saturday, November 2, 2019

New Italian Voices Published

We are happy to announce the publication of New Italian Voices, a major new collection of Italian writers from India and Syria, Eastern Europe, North and sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, and Italy, edited and translated by Cinzia Sartini Blum and Deborah L. Contrada. They have brought together a group of accomplished, award-winning authors of growing international acclaim. New Italian Voices is an eclectic and vibrant collection of poetry, short stories, essays, theater, and prose by twenty authors from fifteen countries writing today in Italy, in Italian.   
Over the past three decades, Italy has become a destination for people driven from their homelands by economic, political, and cultural forces. The resulting demographic and social changes have largely been defined negatively by Italian media. Scaremongering headlines paint a picture of assault on the Italian coasts, a mass invasion disassociated from news about the labor market and linked instead to growing concerns about security.  
Excluded and objectified in political, legal, and media narratives, migrants challenge those discourses with literary narratives, and their new voices offer a variety of transnational experiences and transcultural sensibilities, exemplifying a broad range of themes and literary strategies. Please have a look at!

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