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By Patrizia Palumbo, Angelo del Boca, Giulia Barrera, Barbara Sòrgoni, Nicola Labanca, Cristina Lombardi-Diop, Lucia Re, Giorgio Bertellini, Cecilia Boggio, Karen Pinkus, Cinzia Sartini-Blum, Robin Pickering-Iazzi

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Given the centrality of Africa to Italy's nationwide id, an intensive research of Italian colonial background and tradition has been lengthy past due. very important advancements, the expansion of postcolonial reports and the talk surrounding immigration from Africa to the Italian peninsula, have made it transparent that the dialogue of Italy's colonial earlier is vital to any knowing of the background and development of the kingdom. This assortment, the 1st to collect articles via the most-respected students in Italian colonial reports, highlights the ways that colonial discourse has pervaded Italian tradition from the post-unification interval to the current. through the Risorgimento, Africa was once invoked as a limb of a proudly resuscitated Imperial Rome. through the Fascist period, imperialistic politics have been the most important in shaping either household and foreign perceptions of the Italian country. those participants supply compelling essays on decolonization, exoticism, fascist and liberal politics, anthropology, and historiography, let alone well known literature, feminist reviews, cinema, and kid's literature. as the Italian colonial earlier has had large repercussions, not just in Italy and within the former colonies but additionally in different nations indirectly concerned, students in lots of parts will welcome this wide and insightful landscape of Italian colonial tradition.

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It also resorted to forbid- 26 angelo del boca den weapons, including chemical weapons, and to “final solutions” such as the deportation of the entire population of Cirenaic Gebel and their internment in thirteen concentration camps, which proved to be lethal for almost half of their detainees. Finally, religious hatred was exploited when Italy employed the Christian Ascari, recruited in Eritrea and in Ethiopia, against the Muslim Libyans. When, on January 24, 1932, the governor of Libya, Marshal Pietro Badoglio, announced that the “rebellion had been completely and definitively crushed,” at least 100,000 Libyans, soldiers and civilians, had lost their lives in defense of their country (Graziani 1932: 307).

Beaten on the battlefield by the Ethiopians, whose forces were supported by the Cubans and the Soviets, Siad Barre’s army was forced to withdraw behind Somalia’s borders. After the defeat, a second phase characterized by the renunciation of the socialist option, by the intensification of the repression of any form of dissent, and by a resurgence of tribalism began. Since the beginning of the 1980s, the involution of the Somali regime has been fully evident, and it is surprising that, in that period, the disconcerting idyll between the Italian Socialist Party and the regime in Mogadishu flourished, an idyll that lasted virtually until the fall of the dictator.

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A Place in the Sun: Africa in Italian Colonial Culture from Post-Unification to the Present by Patrizia Palumbo, Angelo del Boca, Giulia Barrera, Barbara Sòrgoni, Nicola Labanca, Cristina Lombardi-Diop, Lucia Re, Giorgio Bertellini, Cecilia Boggio, Karen Pinkus, Cinzia Sartini-Blum, Robin Pickering-Iazzi


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