Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o: a brief biography

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o (baptised as James Ngugi) was born in Kenya in 1938. He is a multifaceted intellectual: we can call him a novelist, essayist, dramatist, journalist, editor and academic. He founded, for instance, the Gikuyu-language journal Mũtĩiri. Most of all, he is a political activist who fought against Kenyan dictatorship through the power of…

An Interview with Josh Dolgin

  (English interview with Italian translation) SAN SERVOLO ISLAND, VENICE. FEBRUARY 2018. What is the relationship between wealth and Hip-hop? What do you think of wealth exhibition in hip-hop songs in general? Qual è la relazione tra benessere e Hip-hop? E che cosa pensi dell’ostentazione della ricchezza nelle canzoni hip-hop? If you come from poverty,…

Josh Dolgin alias ‘Socalled’: a Brief Biography

“I think everybody in the whole world don’t have confidence in themselves. I certainly don’t. But that doesn’t stop me”. This is the statement that Josh Socalled Dolgin announces himself with, in the Documentary “the Socalled Movie”, by the National Film Board of Canada. In his Official website, he declares to be both a pianist…

AN INTERVIEW WITH MAAZA MENGISTE

(English version and Italian adaptation) SAN SERVOLO ISLAND, VENICE. NOVEMBER 2017. Good evening, Maaza. Could you tell us more about your personal history and identity? You are Ethiopian but you lived and studied in the U.S. for many years. How would you define this double citizenship? Did your life in the U.S. change the perception…

Prosegue il progetto Waterlines Residenze letterarie e artistiche a Venezia

Maaza Mengiste, docente di scrittura creativa alla New York University, incontra studenti e  pubblico accompagnata da Rino Bianchi, fotografo documentario e fotogiornalista: qui di seguito riportiamo gli eventi che si terranno a breve, tra fine novembre e inizio dicembre. Non mancate! Martedì  28 novembre ore 17.00 Sala Teatro, Isola di San Servolo Venezia Martedì 5…

Maaza Mengiste: a brief biography

Maaza Mengiste is an Ethiopian novelist and essayist, who deals with themes such as migration, war, exile, revolutions with a special focus on her country of origin. She is also known for being an activist in human rights. She was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in 1971. The 1974 coup d’état in Ethiopia was crucial…

A TU PER TU CON MICHELE GAZICH

Face to face with Michele Gazich Come ti sei avvicinato alla musica? Com’è nata questa passione e dove hai imparato a suonare? How have you become interested in music? How was this passion born and where have you learned to play?   Il mio rapporto con la musica è stato molto precoce. Ha in realtà…

Michele Gazich: a brief biography

Michele Gazich can not be defined in one word: he is a musician, composer, songwriter and music producer. He is, perhaps before all that, a violinist. He developed a recognizable and personal style with his violin and he takes it through all his roamings. He was born in 1969 in Brescia, Lombardia, but he travelled the world…