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Editor’s Note: Given our Italian/French theme this issue and in an effort to spotlight what black women are doing all over the world, this week we’re highlighting Black women in Italy that are carving out a space for themselves in popular media.

Who She Is: An Italian writer born of Somali origin, Igiaba Scego’s work examines the connection between cultures and migration, with many of her collaborations with magazines and newspapers dealing with migrant literature. Per Wikipedia, “she edited the short story collection Quando nasci è una roulette. Giovani figli di migranti si raccontano. It follows the story of seven boys and girls of African origin, who were born in Rome of foreign parents or came to Italy when young: the story of their schooling, their relationship with family and with peers, religion, racism in Italy, and their dreams.”

Signature Look: Igiaba has rocked styles from a thunderous afro to a stylish TWA with a decorative, brightly colored head scarf.

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