Past Event

CANCELLED - Collaboration as a Decolonial Practice

March 26, 2020
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Hamilton Hall 501


UPDATE 3/12: Based on the latest travel, visitor, and event guidelines from Columbia University in response to the developing situation with COVID-19, and in an effort to be mindful of everyone's health and safety, we have made the difficult decision to cancel this event on Thursday, March 26th. We apologize for any inconvenience and disappointment this may cause!

Presenter: Shirin Ramzanali Fazel (Writer) and Simone Brioni (Stony Brook University)

Respondent: Graziella Parati (Dartmouth College)

Moderator: Pier Mattia Tommasino (Columbia University, Italian)

Through its dialogic form, this paper presents key issues in Shirin Ramzanali Fazel’s career as representative of her cohort of Somali-Italian authors’ struggles to be heard and read, including the processes of translation and self-translation in Lontano da Mogadiscio and Nuvole sull’Equatore, the challenges surrounding publication both at home and abroad, and the conflict created by her works’ assertion of an alternative view of history that disrupts settled Italian cultural memory.

Sponsors: Department of Italian and European Institute

To attend email: [email protected]. Part of the Italian and Mediterranean Colloquium series.