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ANDIAMO - a Sicilian Australian story by Angelo Indovino

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Co. As. It. - Museo Italiano

199 Faraday Street

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You are invited to the launch of

ANDIAMO

a Sicilian Australian story by Angelo Indovino

Guest speaker: Rosetta Pavone (Artist)


Friday 26 May 2017 6:30pm

Co.As.It. Museo Italiano 199 Faraday Street, Carlton

FREE EVENT. RSVP: Eventbrite or paolob@coasit.com.au


Andiamo is a refreshing memoir about the migration of Italians from Sicily to Australia. The author, Angelo Indovino and his family migrated from their native Valguarnera, in the prov­ince of Enna, to Melbourne. They found themselves in a new place with people who spoke a strange language and observed different customs. Valguarnera’s ancient Carrapipano cul­tural heritage is put to the test in modern Melbourne. The Australian Dream pulled with the force of a strong magnet, promising material wealth, but also harboring the danger of being hurled into a cultural void.

The pride of the Italian immigrants is apparent in every page of Andiamo. A balanced mix of the history of Sicily, Valguarnera, and migration; it tells us about the many traditions that the Carrapipani brought to Australia: their dialect, the Valguarnera Social Club, its Founding Fa­thers and their celebrations like La Tavola di San Giuseppe, Carnevale, etc. Indovino’s work is a celebration of the legacy of his heritage. It documents a unique time and a singular experi­ence generously shared with the rest of humanity. It is a convincing testimony to the will and grit of the Carrapipani people whose experience deserves to be remembered and shared.

We look forward to seeing you at Co.As.It. Museo Italiano on 26 May.

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