Literary Nonfiction. African & African American Studies. African Italian Studies. Memoir. Before Claudia Rankine's Citizen, Kossi Komla-Ebri navigates the trials and travails of life as an African Italian with its many daily embarrassments.
Born in Togo in 1954, Kossi Amékowoyoa Komla-Ebri is a medical surgeon who lives near Como. His publications include the novel Neyla (Madison FDU Press, 2004), winner of the Premio Prato CittAperta 2019, and collections of short stories, tales, and anecdotes including Imbarazzismi (translated into English as EMBARRACEMENTS, Bordighera Press, 2019). He is the winner of the 2005 Premio Mare Nostrum for Literature and Premio Graphein by Società di Pedagogia e Didattica della Scrittura in 2009.