Author Meetings

Lights and shadows: The Muslims of Italy
The journey and the meeting of two worlds

by Michele Groppi

Tuesday 12 November 2019, 6.30 p.m.

Navy Officers Club
Via Cesario Console 3/bis, Naples

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A mixture of journalism and science, "Lights and shadows" is the result of one of the most extensive research on the Italian Islamic community. The themes dealt with are very hot: racism, integration, the condition of women, second generations and converts, terrorism, radicalization. The quantitative picture that emerges is a complex and contradictory mosaic, made up of both harmonious situations and grotesque episodes. This is the essence of the relationship between Italy and Islam: the journey of two worlds that meet, accept and repudiate each other, in a mix of love and hatred, joy and sadness, light and shadow.



Alessandro Sansoni
Director of CultureIdentity

Massimo Abdallah Cozzolino
Secretary General of the Italian Islamic Confederation

Hamza Boccolini
Professional journalist, follows the Arab world for the Nova Agency


Official Navy Club Naples
Naples Consular Corps
Naples Limes Club

The event is open to the public until seats are available and subject to registration by 11 November 2019 at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


University of Naples L'Orientale
University of Naples Federico II
University of Naples Parthenope
Real Conservatory of Solitaire