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2021 Programme

Event #15

Otegha Uwagba, Alessandra Carati

Dreaming of a new cohexistance

Leaving the home country can tear people apart.
Every exile carries not only their inner conflict, but also the feeling of being an outsider in the new country: all of a sudden, he belongs to either an ethnic, linguistic, religious or gender “minority”.
On the other hand, the lifestyle of the original inhabitants is tested by daily contact with diversity. Despite all good intentions, the friction of different cultures and origins leads us to develop a distance, to underline a difference and to take disparities for granted.
Where does the belief in the inferiority of minorities originate from?
What kind of new cohabitation can we dream for our future?

Interpreter: Sonia Folin


Otegha Uwagba

Otegha Uwagba is a writer and brand consultant. Previously worked at media company Vice and creative agency AMV BBDO before founding Women Who, a network for creative working women. She was included in Forbes «30 under 30» list. She graduated at  Oxford in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, and wrote Little Black Book: A Toolkit For Working Women and Whites: On Race and Other Falsehoods, both translated into Italian and published by Solferino.

Alessandra Carati

Alessandra Carati, author, editor, teacher, she debuts in fiction with E poi saremo salvi (Mondadori, 2021), which won the prize Viareggio-Rèpaci Opera Prima. The novel tells the painful attempt of separating from one's own country to try to take root in a new one.

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