Stories from Extraordinary Scampia
Literary & General
Rosario Esposito La Rossa
Marotta & Cafiero
Rosario Esposito La Rossa is a Knight of the Italian Republic. Editor and writer, he’s the founder of La Scugnizzeria, the first ever bookshop in Scampia. He contributes to La Repubblica and Il Fatto Quotidiano.
Thirty stories to tell the lives of the Invisible, the innocent casualties, the survivors of the latest Camorra war, the stories that will never see global recognition. Agave Flowers is a journey without bias in the neighbourhood that’s now become a symbol for criminality. Stories told by the ones who resist while insisting on helping the neighbourhood younglings, the “Scugnizzi”. A multimedial book that can also be listened to. Two-hundred and fifty pages of resilience, words that violently hurt while softly caressing. Adolescents, addicts, mothers, inmates: humanity and dignity hidden behind the plagues of Camorra. Stories of an extraordinary Scampia never told by newspapers.
Luca Marconi for "Corriere del Mezzogiorno" https://corrieredelmezzogiorno.corriere.it/napoli/arte_e_cultura/16_novembre_08/fiori-d-agave-rossa-racconta-scampia-senza-l-obbligo-dell-audience-a2ddada2-a5c9-11e6-a1c5-073381ca21f5.shtml Elena Genero in "Gli Scrittori della Porta Accantö" https://www.gliscrittoridellaportaaccanto.com/2019/12/recensione-fiori-dagave-di-rosario-esposito-la-rossa.html