• Le ceneri della fenice e altri racconti

    La stanza del mondo

    pages: 148
    format: 16 x 22,5 cm
    publication date: October 2022
    binding: softbound
    language: italiano

    isbn 9788877572899


    There is the ocean. There is the sycamore, and the jujube too. There is the war. There are mothers, daughters. And there is the habaryar, the little mother. There are Mogadishu, Rome, the Europe of hers and the Europe from the African history. Ubah Cristina Ali Farah's world unravels in a complex and clearly contemporary space, marked by profound references to an ancient wisdom and an often, but not always, dreamlike dimension. The first collection of short stories published in Italy includes the entire literary journey of Ubah Cristina Ali Farah, as well as a series of poems and an unpublished play. The refinement of her language emerges powerfully, showing the international stature of one of the most interesting Italian writers on our artistic scene.

    Ubah Cristina Ali Farah is a Somali and Italian writer and poet. Winner of the Lingua Madre Prize (2006) and Vittorini Prize (2008), she's the author of three novels: Madre piccola (Frassinelli, 2007; 66thand2nd, 2022), Il comandante del fiume (66thand2nd, 2014; 2022), Le stazioni della luna (66thand2nd, 2021) and the ekphrasis La danza dell'orice (Juxta Press, 2020) inspired by a work by Kenyan artist Wangechi Mutu. In 2018 he worked on the rewriting of Antigone directed in Palermo by Giuseppe Massa and the libretto of the community opera Silent City for Matera 2019, directed by James Bonas with music composed by Nigel Osborne. He is a consultant for UNDP Somalia on the Oral History Histography for Peacebuilding project.

  • Il leone e l'usignolo. Un viaggio attraverso la Turchia moderna

    La stanza del mondo

    translation by Luca Castelletti
    postface by Andrea Bajani
    pages: 164
    format: 16 x 22,5 cm
    published: April 2022
    binding: brossura
    language: italian

    isbn 9788877572875


    Turkey is a land torn between East and West, and between its glorious past and a dangerous, unpredictable future. After the violence of an attempted military coup against President Erdogan in 2016, an event which shocked the world, journalist and novelist Kaya Genc travelled around his country on a quest to find the places and people in whom the contrasts of Turkey's rich past meet. As suicide bombers attack Istanbul, and journalists and teachers are imprisoned, he walks the streets of the famous Ottoman neighborhoods, telling the stories of the ordinary Turks who live among the contradictions and conflicts of Anatolia, one of the world's oldest civilizations. The Lion and the Nightingale presents the spellbinding story of a country whose history has been split between East and West, between violence and beauty - between the roar of the lion and the song of the nightingale.
    Weaving together a mixture of memoir, interview and his own autobiography, Genc takes the reader on a contemporary journey through the contradictory soul of the Turkish nation.


    Kaya Genç is a journalist, novelist, and essayist from Istanbul. He holds a PhD in English Literature and he is the author of four books, The Lion and the Nightingale (I.B. Tauris, 2019), Under the Shadow (I.B. Tauris, 2016), An Istanbul Anthology (American University in Cairo Press, 2015), and Macera (YKY, 2008). He has contributed essays and articles to the world's leading magazines and newspapers, including The New York Times, Foreign Affairs, Times Literary Supplement, The New Yorker, The Nation, The Paris Review, The Guardian, and The Financial Times. The Atlantic selected Kaya's writing for the magazine's list of "Best Journalism Works of 2014".

  • Mineur Mineur

    texts by Caroline Bourgeois, Jacopo Chessa, Mohamed El Khatib,
    conversation between Caroline Bourgeois and Bertille Bak
    pages: 160
    published: May 2022
    binding: hardback
    languages: Italian, French, English
    isbn 9788877572905


    The volume documents the Mineur Mineur project of the artist Bertille Bak, winner of the third edition of the Mario Merz Prize, conceived for the Fondazione Merz and curated by Caroline Bourgeois. The artist turns, with her work, to communities of people more or less aware of the characteristics of their identity and to those minorities often forgotten or repressed. The title of the exhibition itself refers to the video installation Mineur Mineur ("minor miner"), addressing the issue of child labor which still today deprives about 152 million children worldwide of their childhood. Through a fairytale language that employs artifices, Bak offers a contemporary truth made up of tragic destinies, a social story that becomes a sort of memory archive that intertwines the lives of the people with the production of a new common imagination. The volume documents the genesis and development of the exhibition, and includes, in addition to the curator's introduction text, an extensive conversation with the artist and other writings from different disciplinary fields that collect points of reflection on such an important and urgent social issue and on Bertille Bak's artistic career.

  • Non siete stati ancora sconfitti

    La stanza del mondo

    translation by Monica Ruocco
    pages: 288
    format: 16 x 22,5 cm
    date of publication: October 2021
    binding: softbound
    language: Italian
    isbn 9788877572882


    First Italian translation of the writings of the blogger and activist Alaa Abd el-Fattah, one of the protagonists of the 2011 Tahrir Square revolution. The book comes out thanks to an international network of editors and journalists, to the author's family, to Amnesty International that for years follows the case of the writer still in prison, to ARCI and to the collaboration with the Fitzcarraldo publishing house in London that will concomitantly publish in the English translation. A volume capable of portraying the dramatic situation of Egypt in whose prisons it is estimated that over 60,000 political and prisoners of conscience are detained, subjected to torture, capital executions, unfair trial and long periods of preventive detention, in a clear violation of human and civil rights.


    Alaa Abd el-Fattah, born in 1981 in Cairo, entered prison for the first time at the age of 25, in 2006. Egyptian authorities arrested him during a peaceful demonstration in Cairo. Having become the symbolic figure of Egyptian dissidence, he has spent the last six years always inside a cell, also deprived of books and writing paper. He is considered by Amnesty International to be a 'prisoner of conscience', the best known of the tens of thousands of political prisoners in Egyptian prisons. Son of the most important Egyptian family of activists and defenders of human and civil rights, Alaa embodies an entire generation of young Egyptians who put their lives and their intelligence at the service of the right to dignity, individual and collective.

  • Campi magnetici. Scritti di arte e politica

    La stanza del mondo

    translation by Anna Maria Farinato
    pages: 224
    format: 16 x 22,5 cm
    date of publication: September 2021
    binding: softbound
    language: Italian
    isbn 9788877572325


    Art and politics are fields that are strongly connected to each other, they attract and repel each other, draw continuity and cause ruptures. The essays collected in this volume are subject to the tension between these two forces. They are reflections on the contemporary condition, on the artistic practice, on the limits and potential of the museum: each text is located in time and space, and reflects the intellectual path of Manuel Borja-Villel, head of important museum institutions, and some of his curatorial concerns, as responsible for numerous exhibitions and public events over the last thirty years. A supporter of hybridization and sharing of knowledge, in front of the inaccessible compartmentalization of knowledge, this book is committed to interdisciplinary research and the interrelation of multiple fields. And it is, above all, an invitation to reflect on art, its organizations and its actors.


    Manuel Borja-Villel, was born in Burriana (Spain) in 1957. He is director of the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid. He was director of the Museu d’Art Contemporani in Barcelona, and previously of the Fondació Antoni Tàpies in Barcelona. He holds a BA in Art History from the University of Valencia, Spain, and a PhD in Art History from the Graduate Center, City University of New York.

  • John Keane

    Potere e umiltà. Il futuro della monitory democracy

    La stanza del mondo

    translation by Piernicola D’Ortona
    pages: 496
    format: 16 x 22,5 cm
    date of publication: January 2021
    binding: softbound
    language: Italian
    isbn 9788877572806


    There is no more time: democracy must make an effort of imagination and must reinvent itself if it seeks to respond to the challenges and changes of recent years. John Keane, one of the most innovative political scientists on representative democracy and its global evolution, is convinced of this. The author of numerous texts of international importance, John Keane proposes a radically new interpretation of the destiny of democracy in the twenty-first century. And he has coined a new definition to deal with: monitory democracy.


    John Keane, born in Australia in 1949, lives in Sydney. He is Professor of Political Theory at the University of Sydney and at the Research Centre for Social Sciences in Berlin (WZB). Keane is also a member of the Royal Society of Arts, founder of the Research Centre for the Study of Democracy (CSD), external adviser to the United Nations and member of the American Institutions of Democracy Commission. His texts include: The Life and Death of Democracy, Global Civil Society?, Vaclav Havel: a political tragedy in Six Acts, the award-winning Tom Paine: a political life e Media and Democracy, which has been translated into more than twenty languages. Potere e Umiltà. Il futuro della monitory democracy is in its first Italian edition.