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Ubah Cristina Ali Farah was born in Italy to a Somali father and an Italian mother, grew up in Mogadishu, and currently lives in Brussels. She is a writer, performer, and activist, and is the author of two novels Madre piccola (Frassinelli 2007) and Comandante del fiume (Editore 66thand2nd 2014) both set in Italy and focusing on the lives of two generations of Somali refugees. Little Mother was published by Indiana University press in 2011. In 2006, Ubah was awarded the Lingua Madre National Literary Prize and in 2008 the Vittorini Prize. She holds a Ph.D. in African Studies from the University of Naples – L’Orientale.

Ubah Cristina Ali Farah, together with Dr. Laura Lori (Uni. Melbourne), will run a workshop focusing on creative writing, migration and multilingualism.

Places are limited. To participate, please send a brief expression of interest by Monday 14 October to and

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