Most Italians in Valle di Comino know very little about the refugees who are now their new neighbours. The two groups live largely in parallel, creating separate communities within the valley. The situation is not that different from many other areas in Europe where there is equally little exchange. It is understandable. After all, where do you start the conversation with someone you don’t know? What questions do you ask when TV and the news has already given you the answers? And what if you don’t even share the same language? But also, how small would our world be without a little curiosity? Let yourself by guided into the unknown.
The guide is created with contributions by Aboubacar, Amadou, Binta, Fatima, Koné, Mado, Mohamed, Moro, Omar, Richard, Sidike, Silvia, Souleymane and Yaya, in collaboration with the old and new residents of Valle di Comino.
The book is available in English, French and Italian.