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The Afrikaner in New York @ Jill's!

Today, Jill! is happy to present Arianna Dagnino, sharing her novel The Afrikaner (Guernica Editions, Toronto, 2019), now also in audiobook format. The excerpt is read by South African voice actor Dennis Kleinman.


Watch Arianna's Reading Here.


See the website for more information about the book, a video trailer, an excerpt from the audio book, and more. The Afrikaner has been translated into German by Heddi Feilhauer under the title Die Afrikaanerin (PalmArt Press, Berlin, 2021). The Arabic translation, performed by Dr. Marwa Mamdouh Salem, will be published in October by the National Centre for Translation in Cairo, Egypt.


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In the last thirty years Arianna Dagnino has built a diversified cultural and professional experience across many borders and four continents. She was born in Genoa, Italy, and studied in London, Moscow and Boston before starting her career in journalism and international reporting, which led her to spend five years in South Africa. She holds a PhD in Comparative Literature and Sociology from the University of South Australia and currently teaches at the University of British Columbia after having earned a SSHRC postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Ottawa. Her publications include Transcultural Writers and Novels in the Age of Global Mobility (Purdue University Press, West Lafayette, 2015), a novel in Italian, Fossili (Fazi, Rome, 2010), and several books on the social impact of science, digital technology and global mobility – among them, I nuovi nomadi (Castelvecchi, Rome, 1996), and Uoma. La fine dei sessi (Mursia, Milan, 2000). A member of the Writers’ Union of Canada and the Literary Translators’ Association of Canada, she holds Australian, Canadian and Italian citizenship.


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