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[In this introductory chapter to the book, Italian postcolonial literature is presented as one of the most historically significant, culturally incisive, and artistically revitalizing literary and cultural phenomena that have developed in Italy in recent decades, encouraging society to question...
[The survey presented in this chapter examines the important literary and cultural contributions to Italian literature and culture offered by migrant and postcolonial writers. This literature, according to the loose periodization that I propose here, is divided into four principal phases...
[Chapter 3 defines intersectionality as a necessary political practice and methodology to understand the interconnection of categories of oppression and to challenge the feminist notion of global sisterhood. It then constructs an intersectional analysis of some literary texts, focusing on the...
[Chapter 4 is centered on the categories of race and color and analyzes how Blackness has been and still is considered alien to the social, political, cultural, and symbolic space of the Italian nation. In the first part of the chapter, I analyze the ways in which race and Blackness have been...
[This chapter introduces colonial cartographies as an expression of the colonizers’ anxiety about controlling the conquered territories and argues that in postcolonial Europe such need has transformed into restrictive policies that regulate the access of migrants to Fortress Europe. The chapter...
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