The Department of Linguistics, Languages and Literature and the Embassy of Italy will on Friday, October 22, 2021 will host a conference dubbed "From the Dark Wood to Paradise: Dante Alighieri at University of Nairobi."
The initiative, is part of the "Week of the Italian Language in the World"
The event will be live on Facebook facebook.com/IICNairobi2016 from 2:30pm.
The aim of the conference is to introduce Dante Alighieri and its poetics to the students of the Faculty of Arts.
During the event there will be the presentation of the audio book "From the Dark Wood to Paradise" (https://www.spreaker.com/show/dalla-selva-oscura-al-paradiso), in which some parts of the Divine Comedy have been translated into 33 languages, including Swahili.
There will also be a reading session of some verses of the Divine Comedy in Italian, English and Swahili and the screening of the film "The Sky over Kibera" by Marco Martinelli (Teatro delle Albe).