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Living in Rome

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

there’s everything in Rome, but…

In my first year in Rome, I met someone (an art gallerist) who told me that you could find everything you wanted in Rome, you just had to know where … Continue reading

April 2, 2010 · Leave a 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