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Victoria Offredi Poletto

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Victoria Offredi Poletto

Victoria Offredi Poletto was born and raised in England and Italy of Italian parents and has resided in the USA for the past thirty years. She has always been involved in the multicultural experience: from directing her own English- language school, to teaching French, Italian and English in many parts of the world since 1968. In 2007 she retired from active teaching in order to dedicate more time to translating the increasing number of works by immigrant women to Italy who give us new understanding not only of what it means to be writing in Italian in the twenty-first century, but who deliver a message that profoundly resonates with immigrants all over the world. Gabriella Ghermandi is one such writer.

Articles by Victoria Offredi Poletto

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
Beyond the Fog
By Victoria Offredi Poletto
1 Throughout the day English sahibs, memsahibs, and their baba log cross the bridge on mules and horses or riding in rickshaws and dandis. In the evening, the same bridge becomes the site of milling crowds…
Translated from Urdu by Virginia Jewiss
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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