presentation of the book « Memorie
di una principessa etiope » by Martha Nasibł, published by Neri Pozza, took place on 9
December 2005 in the Salone degli Affreschi of
the University of Bari, by gracious hospitality
offered by the Magnifico Rettore
Prof. Dott. Giovanni Girone, who kindly presented
the book before the consequent audience attending further to the
invitation of the University.
introduction was made by Avvocato Ugo Urcioli, co-organizer of the
event. Prof. Vito Gallotta,
Prof. Gianfranco Liberati and Prof.
Mario Spagnoletti respectively presented the book and in
their scholarly analysis, enumerated the merits of the Martha's
narrative, highlighting its captivating style and literary value.
In this respect, Prof.
Nicola Labanca of the University of Siena, in a a
recent review published in the December issue of the magazine on
« I Sentieri della Ricerca »(Edizioni
Centro Studi « Piero Ginocchi » Crodo ) states
«This book by
Martha Nassibou is a touching document describing
a hardly known past. It is therefore more striking in its
tone and literary form, such that it could dislodge the film "La
vita č bella". This book, "Memorie di una principessa etiope"
should be read in schools, the story should be told to today's
Italian school children of the age that Martha was in the book, so that
they may understand, even if in the intentionally chosen
fairy-like tone, what were fascism, colonialism and racism.»