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Living in Rome

Barbarians at the gate?

Being a foreigner living in Rome is no easy condition, as Romans tend to make it known that they are a breed apart in the city. Is it still in … Continue reading

January 12, 2011 · Leave a comment

Becoming legal in Italy

Yesterday was an important day for us: our babysitter, M, finally became a legal immigrant in Italy, after a long and arduous process lasting years.  I got really emotional when … Continue reading

July 8, 2010 · Leave a comment

The reality of Rome

There are days I have enough of living in Rome. There’s a sentiment of apathy in the city that eventually gets you. A subconscious feeling telling you that no matter … Continue reading

May 12, 2010 · 1 Comment

The business of immigration (II)

Salambo finds racism is rampant in the city. Whenever administrative officers are being addressed by a coloured person, they ignore them as if they were not talking to them.  A … Continue reading

January 23, 2010 · Leave a comment

the business of immigration

Salambo finds that Rome has a serious problem with immigrants. She has been helping her African baby-sitter Melina to become legal and finally get her work permit. The procedure has … Continue reading

January 22, 2010 · Leave a comment