Designed in 2005 by Daniela Finocchi, the Mother tongue literary competition is the first in Italy specifically dedicated to foreign women (even second or third generation) residing in the country, who using the language spoken when they arrived (ie Italian), wish to examine thoroughly the relationship between identity, roots and the "other" world. Over the years the competition has thus become an opportunity to give a voice to those who usually do not have one, and in particular to women who in the drama of
emigration/immigration are discriminated against twice. The story that we publish Lontano. Insieme, written by an Argentine woman who lives and works in Italy, is taken from the book - edited by Daniela Finocchi in 2006 - Lingua Madre Duemilasei Racconti di donne straniere in Italia.
St. Peter’s Square
Nov. 20, 2019
Martina, a witness of welcome
"I would like a January with an April sun," sang Gianni Rodari in , Filastrocca ...
Lytta Basset is a professor of Protestant theology at the University of Neuchâtel in Switzerland. ...
Rita and her impossible flight
Rita is the name of my maternal grandmother, a woman of peasant origins from Asti, ...