Join us for a discussion with acclaimed Italian author and activist Dacia Maraini as she introduces her latest autobiographical novel, Vita mia, based on her experiences as a child prisoner in a Japanese internment camp during World War II. Learn about her family's integration into Japanese culture, their internment due to their anti-fascist and antiracist stance, and the harrowing years they endured.
Dacia Maraini is one of Italy's most acclaimed writers, known for her works addressing social justice and the human condition, as well as her advocacy against violence towards women and children. Her diverse literary contributions have been translated into over thirty languages.
This event is co-sponsored by Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Studies, the English department, the Gender Sexuality Women Studies Program, the Global Studies Program, the Intellectual Heritage Program, the Spanish department, the Center for the Study of Force and Diplomacy, the Education Abroad Office, Temple University Global Initiatives, Temple University Rome Campus, Temple University Italian Club, and the America Italy Society.