Thursday 31st October at 4 pm at St Mary’s College, Lecture Room 1.

Igiaba Scego, born in Rome to a family of Somali origins, is a well-known writer, journalist and activist. She will be discussing race in Italian society today as well as her recent non-fiction title, Al Roma Negata: Percorsi postcoloniali nella città (Ediesse), about Italy’s negated colonial past and its afterlife in urban Rome, and her critically acclaimed novel Adua (Jacaranda, 2019), a portrait of a woman seeking herself in a long journey from Somalia to Italy. The conversation will include the reading an excerpt from the English version of Adua, which is being released in the UK at the end of this month. This event is in English and free. All are welcome.


This event has been organised by the School of Modern Languages, University of St Andrews.