Indian Emoticons

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The book is a collection of short stories, some real, some fictional, together with some articles written by the author during her travels, and already published by national and international agencies and journals.
These are travel stories, real and fictional, conveyed one after the other as flashes of different emotions, fast and easy to grasp. Tales of a complex and complete India, told through its spirituality, its diverse mix of people and cultures, the incredible beauty of its bright colors, the joy that is so present even in the midst of poverty, its love, its problems, its luxuriant nature and the relationship of its people to it, and the violence of some regions constantly tormented by internal strife. Short stories that rapidly follow each other written like "emoticons", communicating with immediacy the emotions of each experience. A taste of India, revealing the old and the new living side by side, each moment bringing to life different “emoticons”: smiling, joyful, sad, pensive, dreaming, despairing, hoping. Fleeting, invisible scenes and experiences shared with humility and respect for an incredibly rich but vastly different culture.
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About the author

Patrizia Caiffa è nata e vive a Roma. Laureata in lingue e letterature straniere, è giornalista professionista. Ama i viaggi e la scrittura creativa. Il suo ultimo lavoro narrativo è un libro di racconti sull’India: Indian emoticons(Edizioni Haiku, 2012). La sua prima opera teatrale, andata in scena a Roma, è il monologo femminile Il velo della sposa e l’abbecedario, tratto dalla trilogia Sex & the kitchen. Inviata per una agenzia di stampa e altre testate nelle grandi emergenze, scrive di Asia, Africa e America Latina su temi sociali e internazionali, con una preferenza per il reportage. Ha diretto la rivista multiculturale “Altri” con giovani immigrati e italiani e tiene corsi di giornalismo all’Università Urbaniana. Tra le sue pubblicazioni: il libro Guatemala. Il canto muto del quetzal (Emi, 2001); Comunicare ed essere informati: la vera globalità (Progetto Continenti, 2001); L’era della consapevolezza (A.A.V.V. Ed. Messaggero Padova, 2010).

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Babelcube Inc.
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Published on
Dec 15, 2014
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Fiction / Romance / General
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