From the European South

a transdisciplinary journal of postcolonial humanities

Un affare (anche) di famiglia: memorie del colonialismo nell’Italia del presente

Beatrice Falcucci su Il colore del nome di Vittorio Longhi


A family affair (and more): memories of colonialism in present-day Italy. In Il colore del nome published by Solferino, Vittorio Longhi tells his own story and that of his family, between late 19th century Eritrea and the Italy of the 2013 Lampedusa shipwreck. After a lifetime of not questioning his roots, the protagonist of the memoir is confronted with a distant relative who contacts him on Facebook and begins a journey to reconstruct his family history and his own identity.


Italian colonialism, memoir, race, identity, post-colonial migration



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