Il Centro di lingua e cultura italiana BABILONIA partecipa alla diffusione della lingua e cultura italiana nel mondo sostenendo lo sforzo del Ministero degli Affari Esteri e dell’Ambasciata italiana negli Stati Uniti a sostegno dell’APP (Advanced Placement Program) assegnando 3 Borse di Studio per un soggiorno linguistico a Taormina http://www.ambwashingtondc.esteri.it/Ambasciata_Washington/Archivio_News/20121217BorseAP.htm .
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Pubblichiamo volentieri un breve saggio della professoresa Anna Cafaro:
An Imploding or Exploding Society?
The Honor Killing in Saverio La Ruina’s Theater
by Anna Cafaro
In La Ruina’s Dissonorata, un delitto d’onore in Calabria, Pasqualina is a 19 year old girl who falls in love with one of her neighbors. The young man seduces her with the promise of marriage, but then abandons her and disappears when she gets pregnant. At this point, her family decides to have her killed in order to wash away the disgrace of dishonor with blood. The honorable task of covering her with gasoline and burning her alive is given to her brother. However, the young girl manages to escape, and with the help of an aunt she finds a stable where she can give birth. This crime of honor happened in a mountain village, between Calabria and Basilicata, in Southern Italy in the sixties. It is a familiar event, very similar to those that happen today in many countries, under the label of honor killing. Indeed, the above description contains much more than a simple, everyday news story. It contains a tragic reality of violence and abuse of human rights, not just civil rights. It reveals a culture with a primitive mentality that is part of our recent and contemporary history.
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