Born ‘in fair Verona’, the town of Romeo and Juliet, Federica self-published her novel, Afritalian, about her real love affair with South Africa.
When I was 16, I went to France on a language exchange, and a sense of wanderlust hit me. Since then, I’ve never stopped wandering… out of Italy. I’ve never seen Italy as a home to stay in, but rather as the home to leave.
I was almost 30 when I arrived in Cape Town. I found love, then a job – then I lost love and my job (by choice). Every time I wanted to leave, something incredibly good happened to me. Now Cape Town is home with a capital ‘H’.
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