The Immigrant Story Book Club , Bookstore1Sarasota, Tuesday, 09. April 2019

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The Immigrant Story Book Club led by Elsie Souza. This month we’re discussing Adua by Igiaba Scego. A searing novel about a young immigrant woman's dream of freedom in Rome and the legacies of her African past.
Adua, an immigrant from Somalia to Italy, has lived in Rome for nearly forty years. She came seeking freedom from a strict father and an oppressive regime, but her dreams of becoming a film star ended in shame. Now that the civil war in Somalia is over, her homeland beckons. Yet Adua has a husband who needs her, a young man, also an immigrant, who braved a dangerous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea. When her father, who worked as an interpreter for Mussolini's fascist regime, dies, Adua inherits the family home. She must decide whether to make the journey back to reclaim her material inheritance, but also how to take charge of her own story and build a Scego is an Italian novelist and journalist. She was born in Rome in 1974 to Somali parents who took refuge in Italy following a coup d'état in their native country, where her father served as foreign minister.

Tuesday, 09. April 2019, Bookstore1Sarasota, The Immigrant Story Book Club

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