Author: Daniele Curto

07.06.17

What we owe to our feature writers

Life, famously, is full of surprises and often more unlikely than a Hollywood blockbuster script. In that vein, a few years ago if someone had have predicted that I would give voice and sense of identity to the younger generations of the Italian-Australian community in Australia I would have thought they were nuts. On the … Continue reading What we owe to our feature writers

13.02.17

That’s Amore Diavoletti, 2017 Champion Flavoured Cheese

That’s Amore Diavoletti has been announced 2017 Champion Flavoured Cheese at the Australian Grand Dairy Awards. That’s Amore Cheese Diavoletti has been crowned Champion Flavoured Cheese at the Australian Grand Dairy Awards, the Grand Final of dairy competitions in the country. The Australian Grand Dairy Awards are the industry’s most prestigious and highly-regarded accolade, established … Continue reading That’s Amore Diavoletti, 2017 Champion Flavoured Cheese

20.01.17

How Literature and immigration triggered Italian stereotypes

Clichés about Italians are the image, often distorted, that foreigners abroad have of us. They began in Europe with the spread of travel diaries of the intellectuals who visited our country, struggling with the educational journey called “Grand Tour”. Centuries later, in the early 1900s, the stereotypes were reinvigorated thanks to migratory phenomena. STEREOTYPES AND … Continue reading How Literature and immigration triggered Italian stereotypes

13.10.16

My window to home: The peepholes of a child

As a child, when I met with boredom I would often look out from my bedroom window, or, that of my parents. Sometimes, I would head onto the balcony to observe the world that lay on the other side of the bars and grates of the windowsill. From the sixth floor of our apartment building, … Continue reading My window to home: The peepholes of a child

16.08.16

The language that deserves to be embraced

Reflections upon the concept of communication and barriers that people from different cultures and languages come up against when they find themselves in conversation. Episode One The train journey from my house to Melbourne’s city centre. As soon as I entered in one of the train carriages, despite being myself using Melbourne’s public transport frequently, … Continue reading The language that deserves to be embraced

01.05.16

The perpetual search of home

“Nel mezzo del cammin di nostra vita” (halfway through the journey of my life) I have become an immigrant… The major consequence in one’s life of becoming what today is called an ‘immigrant’ is, above all, the loss of control. I believe that the decision to leave (as of migrants for economic reasons) is in … Continue reading The perpetual search of home

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