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Maratona nordica di lettura



Maratona nordica di lettura

From May 18th to June 4th 2020, the Italian Cultural Institutes in Copenhagen, Helsinki, Oslo and Stockholm are glad to present "Maratona nordica letteraria", a literary marathon consisting of three stories from a female perspective to tell about life at Covid-19 time.

Every day at 6:00 pm on the Facebook and Instagram pages of the four Italian Cultural Institutes it will be released a video of a reading in Italian from "L’ultimo aereo" ("The last flight").

"L’ultimo aereo" is an instant book written by Claudia Mitri, Lolita Jaskin e Laila Wadia, who are three of the founders of Joana Karda, the first female international collective in Italy.

The Italian Cultural Institute in Copenhagen will start the reading on May 18th and it will pass on the baton to the Helsinki Institute on May 22nd. Then it will be the turn of the Italian Cultural Institute in Oslo (27-30 May), while our Institute in Stockholm will end the marathon with the final readings from May 31st to June 4th.

This is an ideal relay coordinated by the Italian Cultural Institutes based in the four capitals of the Nordic region. It aims to support the importance of reading, female perspective and teamwork.

The event is part of Il Maggio dei Libri, the Italian campaign promoted by Centro per il libro e la lettura of the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities.

"L’ultimo aereo" is a collection of three stories where the female world is the protagonist through the point of view of three women: the Belizean Cindy, the Italian-Indian Mina and Anna, who lives in Romania. Its aim is to tell about life in the time of Covid-19. Three of the members of the collective Joana Karda - Claudia Mitri, Lolita Jaskin Timofeeva and Laila Wadia - wrote L’ultimo aereo in only three days to narrate life during lockdown and the last chance for many people to leave, or return to, their own country. Three different stories intertwined with each other to talk about relationships among women and travels around the world.

Joana Karda is an open and experimental project, that looks for an innovative style in which thoughts and contaminate languages can merge together. The name Joana Karda is a tribute to Josè Saramago’s book "The stone raft". The story begins in the Iberian Peninsula, which detaches itself from Europe and begins to travel. It is a journey into the new and Joana Carda is one of the characters. In this narration no one is the protagonist: they are all simply men and women who live a surreal adventure. Anyway it is Joana Carda who drew a line between the Iberian Peninsula and Europe, where the detachment starts along with the journey in the Atlantic.

The collective Joana Karda was born in 2012 within a writing course organized by Eks&Tra association in collaboration with the University of Bologna and held by Giovanni Cattabriga (Wu Ming 2). After this experience, Claudia Mitri, Vanessa Piccoli and Lolita Jaskin (Timofeeva) wrote "Schischok" (Euno Edizioni, 2017). Later Laila Wadia joined the collective. In 2016 Joana Karda published their first novel “The many lives of Magdalena Valdez”.


Data: DA må 18 maj 2020 a to 4 jun 2020

Tid: Kl 18:00

Arrangeras av : Istituto Italiano di Cultura Stoccolma

I samarbete med : IIC Copenaghen, IIC Helsinki, IIC Oslo

Inträde : gratis


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