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Index Nonfiction 1. SCAGLIONE Daniele, KANKINDI Françoise: Rwanda, a Bad Memory. What remains of a genocide that left the world cold 2. MELUZZI Alessandro: Crimes and Mass Media. How Press and TV misrepresent and influence big crime news 3. BERGAMASCO Mauro, BOCCALETTO Francesca: In the Name of Rugby 4. RIEGLER Florian e Martin, FABBI Silvia: Roped Party Brothers. Two lives, a vertical passion 5. NARDI Daniele, RICCI, Dario: On Top of the World. Story of the man from the plains who challenges perennial glaciers 6. IVARDI GANAPINI Filippo, CASSINELLI Diego: On the Road With… Street life in Southern world 6. MEDICI PER I DIRITTI UMANI: The CIE Archipelago. Inquiry on Italian Centres for Identification and Expulsion 7. BERGAMASCHI Paolo: Europe Beyond the Wall. Twenty years travelling around Eastern Europe 8. GAROFANO Luciano, DIAZ Rossella: The Maze of Evil. Feminicide and violence against women in Italy 9. FERRAZZI Matteo, TACCONI Matteo: I’m Moving to East. Italian businessmen and citizens in the former communist Europe 10. LEONE Luca: Mister Six Billions. Young people, school, work and future in Bosnia Herzegovina 11. LEONE Luca: Srebrenica. Days of Shame 12. LEONE Luca: Bosnia Express. Politics, religion, nationalism and poverty in the ruins of the Gate to the Orient 13. LALLO Angelo: The Path of Tulips. Psycho-Nationalism in Bosnia-Herzegovina 13. BERRUTI Davide: It Was Called War. Travel notes about peace-building 14. BELLO Marco, DEMARCHI Alessandro: Haiti. Violated innocence 15. DEL GRANDE Gabriele: Mamadou Is Going to Die. The slaughter of migrants in the Mediterranean Sea 16. DEL GRANDE Gabriele: The Sea in the Middle in times of rejections 17. ALLASIA Gioacchino: My Hands’ Strength. The factory, the Years of Lead, the macrobiotics: history of a rebirth 18. COCO Giuseppe: The Kind Meal. Non-violent diet and Tibetan wisdom 18. CHENAGTSANG Nida, COCO Giuseppe: Introduction to Traditional Tibetan Massage 18. CHENAGTSANG Nida: Treating Yourself with Tibetan Massage 19. COCO Giuseppe, BATTIATO Franco: Sowa Rigpa. The healing science for an aware diet 20. FABIANI Barbara: Making Love in Rome. Walking through the social history of the Eternal City
Fiction 21. LIGUORO Alberto: Nola. Chronicle from a massacre 22. BARNABÀ Enzo: The Partisan of Piazza dei Martiri. Story of a Sicilian man who fought Nazis and died by hanging from a streetlamp 23. MUJČIĆ Elvira: Ana’s Tongue. Who are you, when you lose roots and words? 23. MUJČIĆ Elvira: Over the Chaos. What is left after Srebrenica 24. RUGGERI Corrado: Dad Mekong 25. CORTESI Marco: The Executioner. France, 1981: the hangman tells the end of the guillotine era 26. D’ORZI Massimo: Adisa or the Thousand Years Story 27. D’ORZI Massimo, BRILLI Chiara, GUARINO Domenico, TRAVERSO Paola: Rebels! The last Resistance Fighters tell about Resistance
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Rwanda, a Bad Memory What remains of a genocide that left the world cold DANIELE SCAGLIONE, FRANÇOISE KANKINDI Preface by Don Luigi Ciotti International issues; 132p. 12€; April 2014 Rwanda, April 1994: 20 years ago, hundreds of thousands of people died of a horrible explosion of violence. Between April and June, one of the worst crimes against humanity was committed. In this book, authors try to answer some essential questions. Why didn’t the West World do anything to prevent the genocide? How much did the genocide change Rwanda and Africa? What are the similarities between what happened in Rwanda and what’s happening now in Syria or in the Mediterranean Sea? By the same author
Rwanda. Instructions for a Genocide (2010; 14€; 208p.) The only book that really tells what happened in the Thousand Hills Country, before, during and after those tragic one hundred days in spring 1994, when 800,000 people were killed in the most ghastly genocide since Second World War. This essay proves the idea of an ethnical fight caused by tribal hatred wrong, and it explains, instead, that the massacre was a scientifically and painstakingly planned decision. «An accurate, clear and disturbing reconstruction.» Il Sole 24 Ore Daniele Scaglione, born in 1967, is in charge of ActionAid campaigning and he was president of Amnesty International from 1997 to 2001. He published, among others, La bicicletta che salverà il mondo (Infinito edizioni, 2011) Baghdad, Kabul, Belgrado. La democrazia va alla guerra (AdnKronos, 2003), and the novel Centro permanenza temporanea vista stadio (e/o, 2008).
Crimes and Mass Media How Press and TV misrepresent and influence big crime news ALESSANDRO MELUZZI Preface by Luciano Garofalo
Sociology/Psychology; 192p. 14€; April 2014
This book is a compass that every family needs to have at home. Because information has to be free but we all need to have some antibodies in order to not falling victim to it. When misrepresentation and suggestion become a tool commonly used by mass media to present even the worst crime news to their audience, something dangerous is happening. Something able to affect even a court sentence, sometimes. But censorship is not a solution, and Professor Meluzzi teaches us how to handle this kind of journalism and its effects.
Alessandro Meluzzi (Naples, 1955) is a psychiatrist, a clinic psychologist, a psychotherapist, a criminologist and a professor in several Italian universities. He wrote more than 200 academic papers, books published by Piemme, Marsilio and Emi, besides articles for magazines and newspapers. He was also a senator for two terms. On the same topic
The Radio and the Machete
Fonju Ndemesah Fausta (2009; 12€; 144p.) A researcher from Cameroun writes about mass media role in Rwanda’s genocide. For the first time, mass media were found guilty of genocide crimes by an international court.
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In the Name of Rugby MAURO BERGAMASCO, FRANCESCA BOCCALETTO Preface by Arturo Bergamasco Afterword by Georges Coste Memoir/Sport; 111p. + 12 ill. 12€; February 2014
A pro rugby player and a journalist have a deep talk on the courtside, a ball tightened in his hands, and his gaze toward the try. Rugby is the team play. It needs 15 men, no bit players, everyone is a protagonist. Rugby is what an ideal society should look like; everyone has a role and acts for the common good. Everyone is essential and helps moving the ball forward a little. He gets where he can, then he hands the ball to his teammate who has to do the same. Until the team scores a try. This book tells Mauro Bergamasco’s story, one of the best Italian rugby players who played also for Stade français team and in several Word Cups and Six Nations championships. It’s an intense trip, made of memories and feelings, fear and courage, of a boy’s dreams and a champion’s goals. «Passion and discipline filter through these pages, as well as the grass smell of the team field and the sweat after a match.» Il Corriere del Veneto «A nice viewpoint on a sport that is also education and a performance, a game and a school, a lifestyle.» Gazzetta dello Sport
Mauro Bergamasco is one of well-know and best Italian rugby player. He began to play rugby at 5 with the team his father was coaching, and never stopped. Dick Best, the former Lions, England, Harlequins and London Irish coach, said he is outstanding. This is his third book about rugby. Francesca Boccaletto is a journalist at Il Corriere del Veneto. She also deals with cultural and sport PR projects. And she’s Lucio Boccaletto’s daughter, former Italy national rugby player.
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Roped Party Brothers Two lives, a vertical passion MARTIN AND FLORIAN RIEGLER, SILVIA FABBI Preface by Simone Moro Afterword by Angelika Rainer Memoir/Sport; 128p. + 12 ill. 12€; February 2014 Martin and Florian Ringler climb together, hanging on a rope that’s like an umbilical cord, and rely on each other to come back home alive each time. They head for unexplored tops, opening new paths to reach a mountain summit. They think of a mountain not as a prey but as mystery, and becoming part of such a mystery makes you a stronger and richer man, later. Nevertheless, the mysterious mountain tries many times to take their lives, leaving them crying a lot, both of joy or pain. This is their story, and a book about Love, Death, Friendship and Equality.
Florian Riegler (Bolzano, 1980) is a farmer and won the Alpin Förderpreis Award for his endeavors on the Alps, he’s the 2012 Italian ice-climbing champion, and won also the Paolo Consiglio Award by Italian Alpine Club. Martin Riegler (Bolzano, 1982) is a carpenter and an architect. He won the Alpin Förderpreis Award for his endeavors on the Alps, and the Paolo Consiglio Award by Italian Alpine Club. Silvia Fabbi is a journalist at Il Corriere dell’Alto Adige, Linkiesta and a blogger for ‘A nord-est di che’.
NON-FICTION The book has been released after Nardi’s great endeavour: to reach Nanga Parbat’s summit (8,125 m) for the first time in the wintertime
On Top of the World
Story of the man from the plains who challenges the perennial glaciers DANIELE NARDI, DARIO RICCI Preface by Ilaria Molinari Memoir/Sport; 204p. 14€; April 2013
From his childhood in Sezze, a little city in the plains of central Italy, to his love for high altitudes, this conversation between radio journalist Dario Ricci and Daniele Nardi tells the life of the first climber in the world who tried to reach the top of Nanga Parbat, Pakistan, in the wintertime and in terrible environmental conditions. Nanga Parbat is the ninth highest mountain on Earth (8,125 metres), but one of the more difficult and dangerous, with a notable incidence of tragedy associated with its climbing. The book missed the last chapter to be completed: Nardi and Ricci wrote it after Nanga Parbat’s adventure. His endeavour failed because of bad weather, eventually, but this doesn’t make him less of a really brave climber. UPDATE January 2014 Nardi’s trying again to reach Nanga Parbat’s top in wintertime! «Up and down, continuously.» Il Sole 24 Ore
Daniele Nardi (1976) is one of the most famous climbers: he reached the summit of 4 eight-thousanders. He got K2’s top in just two days and half but a friend died. K2, the Dream, the Nightmare is a documentary about this adventure. He explores new sides in India, Nepal and Pakistan. He is a testimonial of many international companies and human rights ambassador. Dario Ricci (1973) is a radio journalist at Radio 24 – Il Sole 24Ore. He is also a correspondent for Olympic Games and world championships.
On the Road With…
Street life in Southern world FILIPPO IVARDI GANAPINI, DIEGO “GIGO” CASSINELLI Preface by Fausto Marinetti Non-fiction; 126p. 11€; June 2013
This book is an account of life in Third World slums, showed through the eyes of a couple of missionaries telling us what they saw and experienced, giving us a path of hope and positivity to follow They have in common a great skill with dreaming and working for a better world, and a deep respect for this people culture, as they chose to walk side by side with them, with no intentions at all to convert anybody. Filippo Ivardi Ganapini is a Comboni missionary who lives in Ciad. He deals with projects about justice, peace and inter-religious dialogue. Diego Cassinelli has a degree in Educational Science. He lives in Zambia, where he works with young people.
The CIE Archipelago
Inquiry on Italian Centres for Identification and Expulsion MEDICI PER I DIRITTI UMANI (MEDU) Preface by Pietro Marcenaro Non-fiction; 220p. 15€; April 2013 Fifteen years after CIE have started their activity, this book analyses independently and fairly if CIE can guarantee individual fundamental rights and if they are actually able to effectively oppose illegal immigration and to face this phenomenon with good, functional tools, above all respecting human dignity. MEDU is a non-profit international solidarity and humanitarian organization, independent from any kind of political, union, religious or ethical affiliation, whose purpose is to be present with actions and testimony where health and basic human rights are violated.
Europe Beyond the Wall Twenty years travelling around Eastern Europe PAOLO BERGAMASCHI Preface by Paolo Rumiz Afterword by Daniel Cohn-Bendit
Politics/International issues; 154p. 13€; May 2013 Bergamaschi tells us about those twenty years he spent travelling around Eastern Europe, working for European Parliament. He tells the smell of blood during wars and of burnt kerosene – which is a peculiar odour many of these eastern Countries have since Berlin Wall fell. And everywhere author notices a common wish to be part of EU, that still seems, to the ones outside of it, the perfect solution for all problems. A book that is almost a memoir, by a pacifist man, and European Parliament counsellor in passing, who travelled for two decades looking for our common roots, from Atlantic Ocean to Central Asia, eventually founding that European Union is way more than just its 27 members put together. From Daniel Cohn-Bendit’s Afterword “With his book, Bergamaschi clearly shows conflicts can be solved only in one way: looking ahead, looking for your Country in the present, not in the past.” Paolo Bergamaschi is a counsellor at the Committee on Foreign Affairs at European Parliament. A vet and a musician also, he writes for several magazines, websites and newspapers. By the same author
Service Passport A Trip to East Looking for the European Union (2010; 13€; 160p.) Author is a member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the European Parliament and he tells his missions for EU in Balkan, Caucasian and Asian countries.
The Maze of Evil
Feminicide and violence against women in Italy LUCIANO GAROFANO, ROSSELLA DIAZ Preface by Barbara Palombelli Afterword by Alessandro Meluzzi Essay; 176p. 14€; 2013 In the world, every 8 minutes a woman is killed. In Italy, every two days a woman is murdered. They are sitting ducks, defenceless, vulnerable, marginalized and alone preys, often. Luciano Garofano, retired General of Carabinieri and chief of the forensics section (RIS), and Rossella Diaz tell atrocious true women stories and lead us into the terrible mazes of evil, where fear, resignation, humiliation and brutality command. From stalking to murder, authors – through the relative’s accounts of feminicide victims – bring to light not only a dark world of violence, but also the responsibility of institutions. Data are tragic: more than 120 women killed in 2012, 137 in 2011, 127 in 2010… Statistics clearly claim there has been an increase of homicides in family and sentimental contexts: about 70% of victims died at the hand of their partner or ex-partner. A theatrical show based on the book, with Luciano Garofano on stage, will be performed starting from March 2013. Luciano Garofano is a retired General of Carabinieri, ex-chief of the RIS section, professor at the University of Rome, Parma and Lecce, biologist and president of the Italian Academy of Forensics. He’s also a consultant for TV shows and programs and author of many essays, published mainly with Rizzoli. Rossella Diaz graduated in Economics. She created and organizes Buk, a book fair for medium and little publishing houses. Besides, she is a national events planner. On a related topic
Savanè. Girl Soldiers in Ivory Coast Damiano Rizzi, Massimo Zaurrini (2006; 8€; 90p.)
The first Italian book about the abomination of young girls forced to be soldiers and to suffer violence and rapes.
I’m Moving to East Italian businessmen and citizens in the former communist Europe MATTEO FERRAZZI, MATTEO TACCONI Preface by Federico Ghizzoni Introduction by Maria Grazia Cuffaro Afterword by Angelo Tantazzi Economy/Business; 160p. 12€; 2012 Many Italian businessmen and citizens left Italy to go living and working in the Eastern and Balkan European countries. This book tells the stories of who made it and who didn’t. But, above all, it explains feelingly and simply the economy and the political systems of these countries, stressing lights and shadows of a process that’s changing Italian industry and our lives, too. 80% of Italian companies working in Eastern Europe are based in Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary and Poland. In this geographical area, there are 4,000 Italian industries with a yearly turnover of 2,5 million of euros and they represent one-fifth of Italian entrepreneurship worldwide. From Federico Ghizzoni’s Preface “This is a unique book. Every bookshop has shelves with essays about China, India, Brazil or Russia. But I’m Moving to East is the only work able to give us a full view of Eastern Europe and it’s the only one that dares tell the stories of the men who crossed the Iron Curtain.” Matteo Ferrazzi, born 1975, graduated in Political Economy. He first worked as an economist at Unicredit and now he’s in charge of a manager position. He is also a journalist for many newspapers. He has been a speaker in various international conferences about Eastern Europe, writing reports, articles and papers about it. Matteo Tacconi, born 1978, is a freelance journalist. He writes about Balkan situation, East-Central Europe and Russian area. He works for Limes, Europa, Narcomafie, Reset, Linkiesta. He published Kovoso. La storia, la guerra and C’era una volta il Muro for Castelvecchi editore.
A cannibal country that devours its children ends eating itself
Mister Six Billion Young people, school, work and future in Bosnia-Herzegovina LUCA LEONE Preface by Riccardo Noury Introduction by Predrag Matvejević Foreword by Gianluca Paciucci Politics/History; 160p. 14€; 2012 Once upon a time, not far away, not many years ago, there was a country where children and teenagers seemed to have no hope. It was a place in which the lords of a terrible war violated and erased every right, killed dreams and wiped out every opportunity. A place where, for four years, darkness defeated the good strength of light, hiding it in a treasure chest at the end of a rainbow nobody could see ever since. Today, in that place, a glimmer peeps out, but it’s pale and feeble. In fact, in Bosnia Herzegovina the young are forced to attend schools where children and teenagers of different religions can’t stay in the same class, play together or even grow up together. It’s called segregation or apartheid. School programs are written by nationalists not to teach and create a sense of nation, but to divide and contrast. Furthermore, for young people to find a job is quite impossible so they need to emigrate, and the coming back is not always granted. Often, they feel betrayed and powerless. This reportage tells about this country, Bosnia-Herzegovina, where who doesn’t have a job can’t have a decent health care, where disabled people’s life is worse than elsewhere, where the social gap is bottomless. Luca Leone is a journalist and a publisher. He wrote for Internazionale, Il Venerdì di Repubblica, Liberazione and many more. He is also a writer who deals with social and historical subjects, Bosnia-Herzegovina situation first of all. Rights also available for: Greetings from Sarajevo (2010; 132p; guidebook) Men and Beast. Stories from the Southern Countries (2008; 176p; nonfiction)
THE BEST OF NON-FICTION First published in 2005, this successful and appreciated reportage sold 6000 copies, an actual record for a small publishing house
Srebrenica Days of shame LUCA LEONE Preface by Carla Del Ponte Introductions by Enisa Bukvić and Riccardo Noury Reportage; 176p. 12€; 2005 2011 updated and rewritten fourth edition This is an important book about one of the bloodiest events of the Yugoslav Wars, the Srebrenica massacre in 1995. Srebrenica is a painful and dark page of European history of the twentieth century. On July 1995, not less than 8,500 Muslim Bosnian citizens have been tortured and killed by the undisciplined troops of Bosnian-Serb general Ratko Mladić. Dutch Blue Berets and the entire world community watched that carnage, still. Many international courts pronounced sentences of genocide for Srebrenica facts. But, however, someone is still denying, deliberately lying. Srebrenica. Days of Shame reveals us the shocking truth about those days, reporting the stories and collecting documents about a tragedy in which so many people were killed only because of their Muslim name. «This is a historical and journalistic analysis with eyewitness reports gathered on site. It touches on a sore points, let them bleeding trying to get a reaction, something that can draw community and authority attention on a genocide too fast forgotten.» Ansa «Not a book, but a must.» Il Fatto Luca Leone is a journalist and a publisher. He wrote for Internazionale, Il Venerdì di Repubblica, Liberazione and many more. He is also a writer who deals with social and historical subjects, Bosnia-Herzegovina situation first of all.
THE BEST OF NON-FICTION A trip on the train that cuts in halves Bosnia, from Sarajevo to Belgrade, re-established after the war and become a symbol of the Bosnian renaissance.
Bosnia Express Religion, nationalism and poverty in the ruins of the Gate to the Orient LUCA LEONE Preface by Sabina Langer Introduction by Riccardo Noury Politics/International issues; 160p. 12€; 2010 - Third updated edition
Bosnia Express is a trip in a country gone off the rail, with a structural gap of forty years, with no economical or cultural energy at the moment, where nationalisms still fight, but, nonetheless, Bosnia could surprise you anyway. UPDATE JANUARY 2014 A movie is being filmed based on Bosnia Express! From Francesco De Filippo’s Afterword “Luca Leone didn’t write a book, he gave us a smack. His journalistic inquiry is detailed, exhaustive and critical. There are names and dates. But it’s one-sided too, because it’s passionate and felt.” «The engaging reportage of a passionate expert of this geographic area.» Il Sole 24 Ore «Bosnia Express is a tough book. Luca Leone gives us a pitiless freeze-frame of Bosnia-Herzegovina, as only some betrayed lovers can do.» Peace Reporters Luca Leone is a journalist, a writer and a publisher. He wrote for Internazionale, Il Venerdì di Repubblica, Liberazione and many more. He is also a writer who deals with social and historical subjects, Bosnia-Herzegovina situation first of all.
THE BEST OF NON-FICTION Trusting uncritically in false prophets, we could find out we trusted in monster eventually. Or, even worst, that we turned ourselves into monsters.
The Path of Tulips Psycho-nationalism in Bosnia Herzegovina ANGELO LALLO Preface by Luca Leone Afterword by Fadila Memišević Psychology/Politics/History; 128p. 12€; 2011 Fifty thousand women raped, one hundred thousand dead people: the havoc of Bosnia Herzegovina has its roots in psycho-nationalism, and this unique essay explains us what it is and how it works. In the Balkans we faced a nationalism turned towards psychiatric point of view, referring itself to psychology, philosophy, history and genetics. Balkan nationalism was totally synch with army, politicians, economists that used it as a base of ethnic cleansing and massacres in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia’s wars, and later as a protection to not be condemned for their crimes. With documents and reports, Lallo shows, for the first time, that Bosnian war had not any ethnic-religious cause and that Bosnia Herzegovina was a chosen lab for crazy theoretic speculations that lead a group of psychiatrists, psychologists and biologists, with Jovan Rašković as leader, to create a nationalism without precedent, that wasted every kind of moral value just to play a sole people against itself. Angelo Lallo, historical researcher, published many books about Balkan war and its connections with psychiatric issues, i.e. La guerra nei Balcani. La doppia guerra: pulizia etnica e bombe (Nuova Dimensione, 2000); Psichiatria e nazismo, (Nuova Dimensione, 2001); Il tunnel di Sarajevo. Il conflitto in Bosnia-Erzegovina: una guerra psichiatrica? (Nuova Dimensione, 2004). On a related topic
It Was Called War
Travel notes about peace-building Davide Berruti (2012; 12€; 140p.) This essay discloses mechanisms that oppose peace-building to that kind of nationalism expressed by ethnical hate, tyranny and violence. army itself has made up and spread war new face: peacekeeping. A sort of barrack on the contrary, where you can be trained in the use of dialogue and tolerance weapons. This is the future of the international relationships.
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Haiti Violated innocence MARCO BELLO, ALESSANDRO DEMARCHI Preface by Maurizio Chierici Afterword by Camile Chalmers With an unpublished essay by Laënnec Hurbon History/International issues; 172p. 13€; 2011 Bois Caiman, August 22, 1791: voodoo priest Boukman launches a slaves’ riot that leads to the first “black” independent Country of the world. Port-au-Prince, January 12, 2010: 35 seconds earthquake destroys Haiti. 20,000 Marines land. Nowadays, international community, USA first, “thanks” to the reconstruction, is keeping the Country under protection, stealing its independence indeed. And Haitian people risks, once again, to be left out from the plans for its own development. From Maurizio Chierici’s Preface “This essay takes us among Haitians, listening to their voices, their ideas for reconstruction of the Country and of the society as well. The active powers of the nation ask to join in the dialogue for their future but this fundamental right has been taking away from them by the Great Powers and Haitian government.” From Camile Chalmers’ Afterword “Everything happening around reconstruction is going to bring new kinds of foreign domination, colonization and penetration of multinational companies in strategic fields. This scheme has been decided by international financial institution, such as World Bank that controls resources.” Marco Bello is a journalist and a photographer. Since 1992, he travels regularly in Latin America and Africa. He lived in Haiti in the Nineties, working in the weekly Creole magazine Libète. Now, he deals with international cooperation with Cisv NGO. Alessandro Demarchi in 1991 went to Haiti where he worked as a voluntary teacher. He is member of Cisv NGO.
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Mamadou Is Going To Die The slaughter of migrants in the Mediterranean Sea GABRIELE DEL GRANDE Introduction by Fulvio Vassallo Paleologo Reportage; 160p. 14€; 2007 - Second updated edition Translation rights sold to Spain and Germany Mamadou Is Going To Die is a great reportage about things we would like not to know about illegal immigration in Europe: the stories of the victims, the indifference of the governments, the cruelty of the new gendarmes of a cemetery called Mediterranean Sea. Since 1998 at least 12,000 young people lost their life trying to enter in fortress Europe. They died in shipwrecks, in trucks accidents, because of Sahara heat, minefields and policemen's guns. This book is the courageous work of a young Italian journalist who followed for months – and for more than eighteen thousand kilometers – the routes of immigrants all over the Mediterranean Sea, from Turkey to Maghreb and even Senegal, in his effort to save identities and memories of this lost men and women generation. «This reportage, full of facts and information, tries to breach the wall of indifference, reminding us that migrants’ massacre is unacceptable.» Internazionale «The most exhaustive and updated reportage about those thousands dead people who tried to get Europe coasts.» la Repubblica «A book on the side of migrants, whatever the cost.» Liberazione Gabriele Del Grande was born in Lucca in 1982, graduated in Oriental Studies and since 2005 he lives in Rome and works as a journalist. In 2006 he founded Fortress Europe, to monitor illegal immigration victims.
THE BEST OF NON-FICTION Saint Augustine was from Africa. What could have happened to him today? Maybe he'd have been rejected. Or lost in sea. Or even shut in a deportation center.
The Sea in the Middle In times of rejections GABRIELE DEL GRANDE Politics/International issue; 222p. 15€; 2010 - Second reprint Translation rights sold to Germany and Spain
A fearless exploration on both sides of Mediterranean Sea, following the routes of past and present travelers; of men, women and children who, looking for a better future, only find a wall of prejudices and hate, falling into the hands of mensmugglers, fierce jailers and cruel international agreements, as that one between Italy and Libya. Three years of investigation, a trip between memory and current affairs that you can’t stop reading till the last page. Del Grande gathered testimony and stories that make history. The history of a Mediterranean Sea more and more armored by fear of the others. A real Fortress Europe, as he called his blog and the association he found to monitor illegal immigration victims. Author has been expelled from Tunisia and he’s on the black list of the local intelligence service, nevertheless he tracked Somalis and Eritreans rejected from Libya, shedding light on the most mysterious shipwreck ever on the course to Italy. «The books Del Grande published with a combative Italian publisher have been all the rage and they gave him awards, prestige and an authority sanctioned by quotes on The New York Times.» la Repubblica
Gabriele Del Grande was born in Lucca in 1982, graduated in Oriental Studies and since 2005 he lives in Rome and works as a journalist. In 2006 he founded Fortress Europe, to monitor illegal immigration victims.
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«Allasia has magic hands!» Peter Gabriel
My Hands’ Strength The Factory, the Years of Lead, the Macrobiotics: History of a Rebirth GIOACCHINO ALLASIA Preface by Oliviero Toscani Introduction by Maria Meini
Memoir/Health; 272p. 15€; 2012 Humbly born, Allasia left Northern Italy countryside very young to work at Turin’s FIAT factory. There, he lived the Years of Lead on his skin, and came close to the Red Brigades. Then, the sudden encounter with Macrobiotics let him move to the USA. Back home, some years later, he founded his school where he teaches craniosacral therapy and became one of the most known Italian shiatsu and craniosacral specialist. Among his patients, there are Peter Gabriel, Oliviero Toscani, Alejandro Jodorowsky. In this book, Allasia goes back over in memory, telling us his surprising life, and sharing how he learnt to listen to with his heart and to heal with his hands. From Oliviero Toscani’s Preface “If the world was made only of Gioacchinos, we would live in a perfect society. I think Gioacchino is the clear image of perfect balance between heart and mind and because of that he can, through his hands, convey energy, hope and wellness.” «With a meticulous, painstaking work, Gioacchino’s hands and breath flutter on the patient to bring him back to the harmony, similar to the divine, proportionate, ancient music.» Franco Cracolici, Vice President of the Italian Acupuncture Society Gioacchino Allasia (1956) is a shiatsu and craniosacral specialist. He published many titles with a lot of reprints for Macro Edizioni, about Shiatsu and Craniosacral. He teaches in Rome, Florence, Milan, Turin, Palermo, Bologna.
NON-FICTION / Health A book about vegan food in its symbolic, philosophical and artistic aspects
The Kind Meal
Non-violent diet and Tibetan wisdom GIUSEPPE COCO Preface by Luciana Baroni With a paper by Dora Grieco and an essay by Lorenzo Guadagnucci English Sample Available Health/Cooking/Lifestyle; 14p. 12€; 2012 What is there in our meals? How cruel is an omelette, a seafood appetizer, a cutlet? Men domesticate nature to favor some plants development instead of others; they modify fruits with grafting; using fertilizer they make plants more fertile. Technology, genetics and chemistry let them grade more sturdy seeds and products nicer to see. Intensive livestock farming is devastating earth and environment because of animal dejections and water and cereals consumption. What is going to happen if we don’t change this situation? From Lorenzo Guadagnucci’s Essay “Vegan philosophy vocation is openness: to the world, to other men, to living beings, to the nature around us. No animals, not even the ones who live in the best organic livestock production, want to die with violence. In front of a slaughterhouse, every creature, bar none, feels pain, terror and cries for help. There aren’t differences in such context. The happy farm story, where men and animals have carefree lives, is exactly just a fairy tale, with no confirmation in the real life, in which some characters of the tale, instead, die for useless reasons.” Giuseppe Coco, born in 1966, is a physiotherapist in Florence. There, he’s also in charge of Ewam Center, where traditional Tibetan Medicine is used. On a related topic Treating yourself with Tibetan massage Treatments and self-treatments with Ku Nye
Nida Chenagtsang (2013; 14€; 158p. + ill.) Introduction to Traditional Tibetan Medicine Nida Chenagtsang, Giuseppe Coco (2009; 13€; 128p.)
NON-FICTION / Health
Sowa Rigpa The healing science for an aware diet GIUSEPPE COCO, FRANCO BATTIATO Preface by Piero Ferrucci Health/Lifestyle; 122p. 14€; 2010 – Third reprint From Piero Ferrucci’s Preface “It’s quite easy to make a nice meal. It’s enough for you to use food of plant origin. These recipes are nonviolent. We can eat them peacefully, knowing they’re good for us, no animal suffering involved, no concern for the environment. Isn’t that a lot, is it? I’m vegetarian but not a militant. I don’t try to persuade people. And I liked this book for this reason, too. It’s orderly, no pressure on the reader. Authors are just two men talking about food and cooking from a Tibetan medicine point of view.” «A subtle and ironic invitation to get your future by turning back to your grandparents’ food.» la Repubblica «A tasty and surprising book, a charming travel along flavors and secrets of a natural ingredients only diet, to rediscover our own psychophysical wellness and a relation with our palate.» Corriere del Sud «This is not a recipe book, nor a philosophical essay or a dietetics book about bad and good food. Instead, it’s a conversation at the end of a meal. And it’s an instructive reading.» Vanity Fair Giuseppe Coco, born in 1966, is a physiotherapist in Florence. There, he’s also in charge of Ewam Center, where traditional Tibetan Medicine is used. Franco Battiato, born in 1945, is a famous singer, songwriter, film director and writer.
Rome as no one ever showed you before
Making Love in Rome Walking through the Social History of the Eternal City BARBARA FABIANI Preface by Corrado Ruggeri
Guidebook/Essay; 262p. 17€; 2009 – First reprint Rome is eternal, as they say: there’s no place in this charming city without a special story. The history of Rome told in these pages is not the usual history; it is instead an anthropological journey through the city of Caesars and Popes, related to interpersonal relationships, sexuality and families. With its obelisks and bell towers, art masterpieces and beautiful buildings, the city itself fills with old maids, prostitutes, fiancées, earthly clergymen, artists, commoners, mothers, fathers and children, but also with famous figures seen through the lens of sex and love stories. Half touristic guide, half anthropological study this book has also an impressive iconographic and historiographical documentation. «Five routes illustrated by archive images and enriched with literary sources and quotes to go exploring those corners of Rome where historical facts fed by love took place.» Il Messaggero
Barbara Fabiani was born in 1968 and died for an incurable disease in December 2011. She was a journalist and she lived in Rome.
FICTION A couple of newlyweds, a Nazi reprisal and the martyrs of September 11th 1943
Chronicle from a massacre ALBERTO LIGUORO Preface by Roberto Ormanni
Historical fiction; 160p. 14€; September 2013
Nola, September 11th, 1943. Two days earlier, Italy had signed the armistice and Nazis, former allies and friends of Mussolini’s regime, became enemies and the occupying army. Nola has been the set of one of the sadder and worst event that took place those days. On September 10th, a German column ordered some Italian officers to give up and leave their weapons. They refused, a fight began and a still anonymous German soldier died. As a result, Hitler’s army made its first reprisal against its own allies. Among the shot dead victims there was the father of the Author, who was born six months after the massacre. This novel tells with poetry and blood, pain and optimism, both the history of what happened in Nola during those horrible days and the story of a child loving his gone forever parents, then a grownup searching after truth.
«A thorough historical research and a fictional side that leans on a highly emotional and sincere narrative.» La Stampa Alberto Liguoro is a lawyer and a journalist. He has been Assistant Attorney General and Adviser of the Constitutional Court. He wrote for several newspapers, a law magazine and published many books. He is married and has three daughters.
The Partisan of Piazza dei Martiri Story of a Sicilian man who fought Nazis and died by hanging from a streetlamp ENZO BARNABÀ
Historical fiction; 160p. 14€; February 2013
A detailed historical research that hinges around Yugoslavia and the countries emerged from its fragmentation, Second World War and the partisan fight against Nazis. At the heart of the story we found partisan Salvatore Cacciatore, aka Ciro, a young Sicilian man who left seminary, shortly before taking vows, to go fighting in Africa, then to Pordenone (North Italy). Between 1943 and 1945, he was at war along with partisans and died by hanging with three fellow soldiers from streetlamps in the central square of Belluno. It was March 17, 1945 and from then on, that place is known as Piazza dei Martiri, Martyrs’ Square. This book tells Ciro and Partisan Liberation Movement’s story. «A novel based on a serious historical research and Barnabà’s poetical prose and viewpoint, as for the missing soldier’s correspondence and journal part author made up with moving sympathy.» Il Corriere della Sera Enzo Barnabà (1944) worked as a French high-school teacher and as an Italian literature lecturer at University of Aix-en-Provence, Abidjan, Scutari and Niksic. He wrote several books, both in Italian and French, as Sortilegi (with Serge Latouche), Bollati Boringhieri, and Le ventre du python, Editions de l’Aube. With Infinito Edizioni he published Death to Italians! The Slaughter of Aigues-Mortes (2008; 12€; 124p. – Translation rights available).
Who are you, when you lose roots and words? ELVIRA MUJČIĆ Preface by Jasmina Tešanović Fiction; 169p. 14€; 2012 – first reprint
Ana is a Moldavian teenager, catapulted in Italy, who suddenly realizes she can’t talk properly, nor in Moldavian nor in Italian. She can’t express completely what she would like to say. Ana lives, step after step, the painful shift from a language to another, and it’s not simply a change of symbols and meanings but it’s an emotional research among various interbreeding of the Self. If you can’t express yourself, you live with difficult but you can also reinvent yourself. «A tender and useful book, a “conscious” novel that shows us, in a forceful and vivid way, one of the many aspects of the difficult art of living our modern times, nomadic and intricate.» la Repubblica Elvira Mujčić was born in 1980 in a small Serb town but her family moved soon to Srebrenica. She lost her father and an uncle in the genocide. She left Srebrenica to come to Italy, where she lives and where she took a degree in Foreign Languages. By the same author
Over the Chaos What is left after Srebrenica (2007; 12€; 112p. – third reprint) This book is a unique story, a moving, passionate memoir that Elvira Mujčić wrote so that everybody could know Srebrenica slaughter consequences. And she did it living again the massacre, using her life – with her dreams, her relationships and her disenchantments. «Elvira Mujčić’s novel is unique, touching, tough. Every word has a rare impact and strength. Every chapter shows powerfully her pain, her laceration, how everything she knew in her life was destroyed by the tragedy of the war, how her youth was conditional on it, and her enthusiasm too. Over the Chaos is never banal, it’s a selftherapy to go over the hell chaos of all the collateral damages.» Leggere:Tutti For$further$information,$please$contact$Mara$Bevilacqua$–$email@example.com$ 23
Along the Mather of Water River, the last ones find new energy to fight for a better life
Dad Mekong CORRADO RUGGERI Preface by Aldo Cazzullo
Fiction; 288p. 15€; 2011 – first reprint
From Aldo Cazzullo’s Preface “Reading a story that begins in Black Africa to end in Cambodia is an opened window on the world, from which a wave of energy and bright light comes in. Dad Mekong is the result of thirty years as traveller. Reading this book is a win-win experience: those who love travel novels, those who love love stories, those who love stories of family: everybody can find in Dad Mekong their own perfect book. Among the best characters there are a nun and a prostitute. It’s a novel with intense eroticism and a love relationship that dies for a wrong sentence. A story Corrado tells with an everyday language, clear and direct: you will feel like he is sitting next to you, talking to you.” «Dad Mekong is written as a detective novel, it gives suspense and emotions, joys and sorrows.» Corriere della Sera «A beautiful story, told with surprising writing ideas.» Folco Quilici, film director «A story you can read with great pleasure while it shakes you, because it deals with far but true pain.» Donna Moderna «Dad Mekong can sound easy a novel about this globalized world, but maybe it is exactly opposed: a story that shows how, even with low cost flights, Earth is still an exotic place, still mostly unknown.» Il Messaggero Corrado Ruggeri is a journalist at Corriere della Sera. He published with Feltrinelli, Mondadori and Sitcom. He has a travel section on the magazine A and a travel TVprogram on a Sky channel.
FICTION / DVD What do you feel, being the only legally authorized killer? What do you feel, being the Executioner?
The Executioner France, 1981: the hangman tells the end of the guillotine era MARCO CORTESI Preface by Alessandro Gassman With texts by Riccardo Noury and Paolo Cortesi Book + DVD documentary; 128p. 15,50€; 2013 Under the Sponsorship of Amnesty International – Italian Section October 9, 1981. France abolishes death penalty. After one hundred and ninety years, guillotine stops killing. Its last victim has been a 28-years-old young man, beheaded by a 40 kilos sharp blade. For more than two centuries, one man, the Executioner, has been the master of the lives of hundreds of men. This book + DVD tells the story – from the point of view of who lowered the lever and took life away – of the labor-saving device invented by Doctor Joseph-Ignace Guillotin that terrorized people for centuries. Based on historical documents and a true story, this documentary movie narrates actually happened events using disturbing details taken from crime pages of that period. A mesmeric, shocking monologue, filmed on a real prison-island, that lets you get in in the Executioner’s mind. A fearsome countdown before guillotine lowers. From Riccardo Noury’s Text “With death penalty, a State performs an action strongly condemned by International Law. An act of this significance, as well as any kind of physical torture, involves an intentional aggression against a prisoner. There’s not a human method to kill people. It’s impossible to find out a not cruel or merciless or humiliating way to sentence somebody to death.” Marco Cortesi is a TV and theatre actor, a director and a scriptwriter. He graduated at “Silvio D’Amico” Academy of Dramatic Art.
FICTION / DVD A touching journey in the mysterious Roma people of Bosnia-Herzegovina
Adisa or the Thousand Years Story MASSIMO D’ORZI Preface by Silvio Soldini Introduction by Fabrizio Grosoli Afterword by Riccardo Noury With texts by Pedrag Matvejević, Paola Traverso e Silvia Angrisani Book + DVD documentary; 76p. 16€; 2012 Massimo D’orzi made a great anthropological documentary about Bosnian Kaloperi, a geographically stable Roma community. Distributed with success in France and presented in many international movie festivals, now it’s available also for the Italian market in a prestigious edition, with some special features. From Fabrizio Grosoli’s Introduction “The social condition of this community, with its tragedy, its hard life and its prejudiced isolation, but also with its lost dreams of a mythic past, comes out from their dignified words, from the anthropological elements and visual fascinations the cam can capture, above all the incredible, impenetrable Adisa’s look.” «A documentary worthy of the best anthropological tradition, an almost naturalistic study about imagine and time.» Sentieri selvaggi Massimo D’orzi is a film director. He began directing two short films, while Adisa (2004) is his first feature film, followed by Sàmara (2009), Ombre di luce (2010), Rebels! (2011, Infinito Edizioni – Translation rights available). By the same author
The last Resistance Fighters tell about Resistance (2011; 18€; Book+DVD; 224p.) Some of the most important Italian partisans tell their stories, confronting the twenty years of Fascism with the twenty years of Berlusconi’s policy.
Index • ACTIONAID: The Right to Change. Social Justice Challenges in Italy and Worldwide (2012; 108p.) • ALBANESE Giulio, PILLON, Sergio: Click and Found. A Missionary and a Doctor Walking Around the Net (2011; 106p.) A journalist-missionary and the father of Italian telemedicine join their knowledge to write a book about the Internet world, social networks, and their relations with faith and religion. • APUZZO Gian Matteo: Divided Cities. The Balkans and the Citizenship Between Nationalism and Cosmopolitism (2006; 128p.) An essay about the frailty and vulnerability of cities and urban societies. • BARUT Mehmet: Land of Silence. The Forced Relocation of the Kurd Citizens in Turkey (2006; 192p.) A rigorous inquiry about the forced relocation of Turkish Kurds, based on a research involving 2,000 families. • BELLINI Norberto: Emboscada. Peasant Struggles Against Dictatorship in Paraguay (2008; 176p.) The autobiography of a man persecuted by the bloody dictator Alfredo Stroessner. Author tells about Agrarian League’s events and the army violence against rural population. A unique book. • BUKVIĆ Enisa: Our Journey. Multicultural Identity in Bosnia-Herzegovina (2008; 160p.) Author tells her personal experience of Bosnian – and, for that, of multicultural woman – along with the fall of Yugoslavia, looking for a new identity. • CAMILLERI Andrea, DE FILIPPO Francesco: This Wrinkled World. An Interview with Andrea Camilleri (2011; 128p.) Camilleri is repository of an endless both national and international culture, and, for the first time, he’s having a heart-to-heart about everything with all his readers. • JURI Franco: Back to Las Hurdes. Wars, Loves, Black Storks and far Istrians (2008; 176p.) Tito’s Yugoslavia, independent Slovenia, Spain, Chile but also oil, bread, sea, love, war, sex, peace and dreams in the book of one of the main protagonists of the new Slovenia. First reprint; translation rights sold to Slovenia • LEONE Luca: Greetings from Sarajevo (2011; photo-reportage; 132p.) Homage to a beautiful city, devastated by wars but, nevertheless, amazing and astonishing. • LEONE Luca: Men and Beasts. Stories from the Southern Countries (2008; 176p.) Vivid stories, in their own social and political context, from the Southern countries of the world, to remember that, even in war, there are rarely the good and the bad. Mass media create them... • MUJČIĆ Elvira: What if Fuad had Dynamite? (2009; fiction; 160p.) An uncle and a nephew who try to found their way between past and present in the still Bosnian post-war. Second reprint
BACKLIST • PAOLETTI Patrizio: When Learning is Easy. Loving, Living and Growing Up Today (2007; 96p.) Simple, clear and real advice to use as a compass. The scientific model is the Pedagogy for the Third Millennium, related to the eight main aspects of life – body and aspirations, love and family, friendship and society, job and money – and it tries, from childhood to adulthood, to help you figuring out how to manage social relationships. Second reprint • PAOLETTI Patrizio: Discovering Emotions. Teenager’s Eyes Meet the World (2009; 128p.) When a child becomes a teenager this process goes along with many questions related to discovering a new body and desires; the creation and claim of the Self; mood changes. A parent has to welcome, support and orient this development to create a good relationship with his child. • PAOLETTI Patrizio: Life in your hands (2010; 109p.) To become adult you need to take your own social role and be aware of privileges and burdens. For that, to take your life in your own hands means stopping recriminate and leaving that opposition role of the youth, to build, instead, relationships in synergy. • PETRINI Alfio: The Light Of The Shadow. Work About Physical Actions Applied On Dramaturgy Writing (2012; 107p.) This essay is a mosaic by fragments that analyzes physical actions in dramaturgy writing, or how to communicate an experience that has no language connected to it. • SACCHETTI Antonello: Young People of Teheran (2006; 96p.) The portrait of a unique country between chador and punk hair, illegal parties and Friday prayer, rock and mysticism, Sufis and blogs. First reprint • SACCHETTI Antonello: Iran. The Showdown (2009; 108p.) Iranian 2009 crisis was not only about elections. A system of government was falling down, values and protagonists too. Thirty years after the Islamic Revolution, political and social Iranian faces were going to collide. This book explains why and how. • SACCHETTI Antonello: Persian Mystery. The Hidden Faces of Iran (2008; 109p.) Essay about the complex, fascinating and mysterious history of Shia Muslims, Zoroastrians, Christians, Jews and Baha’is. First reprint • SASSANO Pino: Alias MM (2011; fiction; 318p.) Naples-New York-Lauria, 18601966: the story of a family in a unique and original cross-section of Italy, American Great Depression, mafia and emigration. First reprint • SCAGLIONE Daniele: The Bike That Will Save the World (2011; 128p.) A book about stories of bike and hunger fight. «A book almost Nobel Peace Prize worthy.» La Gazzetta dello Sport • SCARPATI Marco: Children’s Rights. How to Help Our Children and Us to Become Good Grown-ups (2012; 365p.) «A fundamental, valuable tool to know what we did so far and how to contribute to the spread of children’s rights culture.» la Repubblica • SCARPATI Marco: The Sound of the Growing Grass (2006; fiction; 160p.) A travel book in the pain of Cambodia: notes about child prostitution, trafficking in children, and about men and women survived barbaric regime of Khmer Rouge. But it is also a story of hope, passion and love. Sixth reprint
BACKLIST • SCOTTI Giacomo: The Wood Beyond the Sea. Italian Partisans in Yugoslavia 19431945 (2009; 144p.) A book about those Italians – about 40,000 during the Second World War – who had the courage to become partisans and fight Nazi-fascism in Yugoslavia. First reprint • SPREGA Franco, TAGLIAFERRI, Ivano: Los Italianos. Anti-fascists in the Spanish Civil War (2007; 144p.) A fascinating journey in the sad years of Spanish Civil War seen through the figures of some of the Italian combatants who fought to defend freedom in the young Spanish Republic. 42 biographies with pictures and documents. • VIVIANI Luisa Susanna: Beyond the Maze. Creative Pedagogy Patterns (2010; 112p.) Quite a handbook for educators, teachers, therapists and parents who really want to set off a journey towards their inner world. It deals with Creative Pedagogy because using paper, pencils and imagination spurs people to go into the narrative maze and to find the thread of memories to give to important events and persons of your life a new meaning. • VANZAN Giulio: The Courage To Be Happy. From Learned Passivity To The Center Of Attention (2011; 105p.) From instructive reading, passing through yoga and meditation up to the techniques of the Theater of Oppressed, this essay help us to build our identity. • ZARZANA Francesco: Crazy People Cemetery. The Four Thousand Forgotten of Cadillac (2010; 128p.) The first book telling the story of Cadillac sur Garonne cemetery, where rest about 4.000 psychiatric cases, most of them unidentified.
Published on Oct 23, 2013
Italian publishing house Infinito Edizioni deals mainly with human rights, international issues, current affairs, genocides, history, migrat...