Arianna Dagnino

Die Afrikaanerin

Hatred and love, guilt and redemption under the sky of Africa 

South Africa 1996 : The story of Zoe Du Plessis unfolds in the midst of the turbulent transition from apartheid regime to the first democratically elected black government. 

The world of the paleoanthropologist at Witwatersrand University in Johannesburg collapses when her lover and colleague Dario Oldani is killed in a robbery.

Arianna Dagnino

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.