with MIA SPIZZICA
This collection offers new insights into the deeply personal experiences of Italian Australians whose families experienced World War II on the home front.
`` 'Hidden Lives' is a valuable addition to Italian Diaspora history, joining 'Una Storia Segreta (USA)' and 'Enemies Within (Canada)' to tell the stories of those immigrants who experienced detention during World War Two as enemy aliens in these allied nations. The combination of emotionally charged personal narratives and well-researched scholarly essays create new history, one that fills a long neglected void in Italian Diaspora Studies, enabling us all to know now what few know, and even fewer talked about, then.``
- Fred Gardaphe, Distinguished Professor of Italian/American Studies, Queens College, City University of New York
SATURDAY 4 AUGUST
Australian Italian Festival
Mia is also part of this years festival 10-12 August
Check sessions page of website under PROGRAM menu