In Decemeber, Public Books launched a new series titled Black Italy. The series, guest-edited by RLL Assistant Professor Giulia Riccò, explores questions of Blackness, belonging, and representation in contemporary Italian society.

Included in the series:

"Reimagining Italy through Black Women’s Eyes" - Giulia Riccò

"Igiaba Scego on Writing between History and Literature" - Giulia Riccò

"Building Black Futures in Italy" - Gabriele Lazzari

"Translating Italy, Translating Blackness" - Barbara Ofosu-Somuah & Candice Whitney

"Making Black Lives Matter in Italy: A Transnational Dialogue" - Camilla Hawthorne & Angelica Pesarini