“Adua” by Igiaba Scego is a strong and up-to-date novel that deals with migration, racism, belonging and identity issues.
In this book we follow the story of a Somali family that move to Italy during three different eras. It is a compelling and exciting novel about three people who make the same journey in different times and political contexts, with different dreams and conditions, but also with many common experiences.
Igiaba Scego was born in Rome in 1974 by Somali immigrants. She is an important voice in the Italian contemporary literary scene for her current thematic related to the identity problem, that many who belong to two cultures can experience. She works as a writer and journalist, writing articles about dialogue and relationships between different cultures and migration issues.
The book – translated by Helena Monti and published in Sweden by Contempo – received the C.M. Lerici Foundation literature support in 2017.
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