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Igiaba Scego

Italian writer Igiaba Scego
Photo: ©Simona Filippini

Igiaba Scego

Igiaba Scego is a Somali Italian writer, cultural activist, and freelance scholar. She was born in Rome to Somali parents who took refuge in Italy following a coup d’état in their native country, where her father served as foreign minister.

Articles by Igiaba Scego

A jumble of colorful knit scarves and gloves in a drawer
Photo by Olha Yarova on Unsplash
An empty playground with a merry go round
Photo by Loegunn Lai on Unsplash