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books of the week

Books of the Week: 18th – 25th January

25 gennaio 2015 at 15:52 By

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PROFESSIONE LOLITA (Job: Lolita) by Daniele Autieri

The book deals with the teenager girls who sold sex in a flat at Parioli, in Rome. They started with photos to get coke and ended in a whirl of corruption, prostitution, drug dealing brought on by enterprisers, ministers, judges and, on the top, by the Camaleon. Eugenio Marchesi is the Captain of Carabinieri who investigates to save all those young lives.
THE AUTHOR – Daniele Autieri (1977) is a writer and journalist “la Repubblica”. He has already published Alemagno (2011) and Il saccheggio (2013).
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SENZA PAURA (Fearless – Don’t lose the best of a better world )Per non perdere il bello di un mondo migliore b
y Davide Giacalone
We are living in a world which the media describe on the edge of a catastrophe, but, as a matter of fact, we should read and see the positive aspects of our society to carry on with hope in the future.
THE AUTHOR – Davide Giacalone collaborated with Vincenzo Muccioli with whom he wrote La mia battaglia contro la droga, l’emarginazione e l’egoismo. From 1980 to 1986 ha was national secretary of the Republican; from 1981 to 1982 he was Chief of the Secretary-ship Giovanni Spadolini; from 1987 to 1991 he was advisor at the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications.

 

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IL MIO CORPO MI APPARTIENE (My body belongs to me) by Amina Sboui

A photo which has shocked the public opinion: an eighteen Tunisian girl has shown her naked breast with a message written on her body – My body belongs to me. Amina Sboui has become the symbol of a generation who has taken part in the Arabian Spring asking for freedom in a country ruled by the Islamic integralists .
THE AUTHOR – Amina Sboui, known as Amina Tyler, is a nineteen year old Tunisian blogger and was a student when she showed her photo on Facebook.
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IL FIGLIO DEL TERRORISTA
(The Terrorist’s Son: a Story of Choice) by Zak Ebrahim

Zak Ebrahim was only seven years old when, on November 5, 1990, his father, El-Sayyid Nosair, shot and killed the leader of the Jewish Defense League. While in prison, Nosair helped plan the bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993. In this book, Ebrahim traces his  journey to escape his father’s terrible legacy because even though his father inculcated him with dogmas and the more he grew the more he understood and resolved to dedicate his life to promoting peace.
THE AUTHOR – Zak Ebrahim (1983), son of an Egyptian industrial engineer and an American school teacher, spent his childhood hiding his identity from those who knew of his father. In 2013, he participated in TED’s talent search in New York City, and was selected to speak at the main conference, TED2014, in Vancouver, BC. His TED talk was released on Sept 9, 2014, in conjunction with his TED Book, The Terrorist’s Son: A Story of Choice.

 

 

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BUONI E CATTIVI
Le pagelle con il voto ai personaggi conosciuti in 50 anni di giornalismo (Good and evil people: report cards and marks of people met during 50 years as a journalist) by Vittorio Feltri and Stefano Lorenzetto
It is the report (with marks) of people met in 50 years of journalism: popes, presidents, premiers, ministers, judges, publishers, artists, TV stars, sport champions, actors and criminlas. The marks: from 0 to 10.
THE AUTHORS
Vittorio Feltri (1943) editor for «Giornale» started working as a journalist when he was 19 years old.
Stefano Lorenzetto (1956) works for “Il Giornale” and for “Panorama”. For the television he was the author of Internet Café He is in the Guinness World Records because of his one page long column of interviews counts over 700 instalments.

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