VOICES OF SCAMPIA
No One is past Redemption
Literary & General
Marotta & Cafiero
Davide Cerullo grew up in the the Scampia "Vele". Violence and the refusal of school education were his first steps towards the entrance in the illegal world. His imprisonment in Poggioreale and the reading of the Sacred Bible have been the compasses for his redemption.
What does living in Scampia mean? Growing up in a poor and unloving family, succumbing to the temptation of earning easy money and changing the course of destiny. Davide Cerullo narrates this and more, following the story of people that, just like him, have managed to rise up above the enslaving world of Camorra. However, he keeps in mind the ones that haven’t made it, the ones that have fallen, caught in the nets of a system that doesn’t oﬀer any way out. Love and hope, these are the common threads of a book that ties together diﬀerent fates, intertwined among the streets of a neighbourhood as tormented as it is rich in humanity.
_Mariaconsiglia Flavia Fedele, Mar dei Sargassi _Dianora Tinti _Maria Fioretti, Identità Insorgenti _Maria Corona Squitieri, Tablet