Editorial project with Terre di Mezzo publishing House

L’abisso non ci separa
Stories in the mirror

Nicola Maranesi – Velasco Vitali

Different latitudes, different eras and contexts, but the same experience.

This is what radiates from the collection of forty accounts (twenty by Italians who went abroad and twenty by foreigners who arrived in the country) mirrored basing on their common themes.

Narrated in first person and often told using the same words, the storied aim to acknowledge the same difficulties and achievements and to break away from the stereotype of a migrant. The book helps us understand the complexity of social phenomena, which has always been present, since it is inherent in human soul.

The stories are collected from diaries preserved at the National Diary Archive in Pieve Santo Stefano.