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Vivo per questo/This is What I Live For: A Conversation with Amir Issaa on Immigration, Hip Hop and Identity

    Vivo per questo/This is What I Live For
    
    A Conversation with Amir Issaa on Immigration, Hip Hop and Identity
    Amir Issaa is an Italian rapper and writer whose work focuses on questions of 
    immigration, racism and the relationship between Italy and Africa. He is 
    one of the most influential hip hop artists in Italy and is renowned 
    for his work on the soundtrack for the award-winning film Scialla!, 
    which won him a nomination for the David di Donatello prize in 2012. His 
    most recent work, an autobiographical novel entitled “Vivo per questo” 
    (“This is what I live for”), is an account of his upbringing in the 
    Torpignattara neighborhood in Rome as a son of an Egyptian father and 
    Italian mother, reflecting on issues from racism, prejudice and 
    stereotypes, Ius Soli and the power of language. Amir has long been an 
    activist and ambassador for immigrant rights, particularly with regards 
    to citizenship for children of immigrants in Italy. His work speaks not 
    only to current events in Italy, but also to global issues regarding race, migration, and politics.

    
    Free and open to the public