Giovanna Bellesia-Contuzzi


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  1. Queen of Flowers and Pearls
    Mahlet, a young Ethiopian girl with a gift for storytelling, has a special bond with Yacob, the oldest in her household. When Yacob tells her stories of how he and the other warriors fought in the resistance against the Italian... Learn More
    Published: 19th February 2015
    Hardback | £56.00
    Paperback | £17.99
  2. Little Mother

    Little Mother

    A Novel

    Written by Cristina Ali Farah, Introduced by and Translated by Giovanna Bellesia-Contuzzi, Translated by Victoria Offredi Poletto

    Series Global African Voices

    Indiana University Press

    When civil war erupts in Somalia, cousins Domenica Axad and Barni are separated and forced to flee the country. Barni manages to eke out a living in Rome, where she works as an obstetrician. Domenica wanders Europe in a painful... Learn More
    Published: 20th May 2011
    Hardback | £56.00
    Paperback | £19.99