Book Launch: Swahili version of Involuntary Witness by Gianrico Carofiglio, Oct. 16 2014 @ Italian Institute of Culture

October 12, 2014 at 4:43 pm Leave a comment

Book Launch
The Italian Institute of Culture is honoured to host the book launch (in English) and meeting with Gianrico Carofiglio Author of the book SHAHIDI ASIYEKUSUDIWA (Swahili version of “Testimone Inconsapevole” [Involuntary Witness])

Date: Thursday, 16th October 2014
Venue: at the Italian Institute of Culture
Time: 7.00pm

The book: Shahidi Asiyekusudiwa (Swahili translation by Graziella Acquaviva)
The story of a Senegalese hawker accused of the murder of a child. Clues and evidence nail the accused. His fate in court is marked by the lack of resources but also by the encounter with the lawyer Guerrieri whose fight to save the protagonist recovers his own will to live.

The author’s message is based on the conviction that dialogue between men of different nationalities and cultural origins is possible. It depicts the meeting point between two worlds, two cultures that defeat the related prejudice to achieve a sense of truth together.

The long descriptions of the environment pass across a realistic image of our Italy and the African reader is able to touch the thoughts and perceptions of life as it is understood by a common Italian, represented by the character of the lawyer Guerrieri, with all his problems and his reflections.

Published also in Great Britain, Germany, Japan, Greece, Portugal, Spain, France,Holland and Poland

The Author
Born in Bari (Italy) in 1961, Gianrico Carofiglio worked as a Magistrate in Prato, a Public Prosecutor in Foggia and later he carried out the duties of Deputy Public Prosecutor at the Direzione Distrettuale Antimafia in Bari. On ceasing the period of parliamentary work he decided to exit the judiciary to devote himself full time to activities as a writer.
Carofiglio began in the narrative with “Testimone Inconsapevole” followed by 8 other novels published between 2003 and 2013.
In addition to writing novels, Carofiglio has also published stories and essays. He has already received 14 Italian awards.


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