Colonialism, landscape, violence

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Sabina Sestigiani (Swinburne University) will give a talk in English, ‘Writing Colonisation: Violation, Landscape and the Act of Naming in Italian and Australian Literature’, in Monash’s RISM series at the Istituto Italiano di Cultura (233 Domain Rd, South Yarra) on Thursday 11 June at 6.30pm. The talk will focus on Ennio Flaiano’s novel Tempo di uccidere (A Time to Kill, 1947), set in Ethiopia in the late 1930s at the time of the Italian Fascist colonial empire. It will discuss the novel’s depiction of the African landscape and indigenous people and will investigate the significance of violence in the colonial environment. Admittance is free but RSVP here is essential.

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