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Giovanna Bellesia-Contuzzi

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Giovanna Bellesia-Contuzzi

Giovanna Bellesia-Contuzzi is a professor of Italian language and literature at Smith College. Her research work has centered on Italian women writers and on the writings of recent immigrants to Italy. She has also translated several texts, along with her colleague Victoria Poletto. Their most recent publication is Little Mother, a novel on the Somali diaspora by Cristina Ali Farah, published by Indiana University Press in 2011.

Articles by Giovanna Bellesia-Contuzzi

I Remember
By Gabriella Ghermandi
I remember the summer storms during the rainy season when the wind flung open the windows and lifted the contents of the rooms in a swirling dance. Streaks of lightening lit up the gray sky and the thunder…
Translated from Italian by Victoria Offredi Poletto & Giovanna Bellesia-Contuzzi
Multilingual
The Neighborhood Phone
By Gabriella Ghermandi
For seventeen years I had dreamed of what my return to my country would be like.
Translated from Italian by Giovanna Bellesia-Contuzzi & Victoria Offredi Poletto
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