Il Labirinto scritto
Le figlie di Gailani
2020 / 136 PAGES
Dizzying and lyrical, this work unrolls, expanding in time and space with its own rhythm. It is the story of a bond, born and then buried in a drawer. It returns to light thanks to the poetess, who patiently converts the invisible into the visible.
Le figlie di Gailani e mia madre, the book by the Rimini poet Rosita Copioli, is an original and intense story in verse.
The fascinating and intricate story begins in Riccione, so close to the Rimini that had already been defined by ancient Rome as a land of crossroads, "caput viarum". Set during the Second World War, it brings together unpredictable and distant worlds, the poetess' mother and the daughters of Gailani, a leading Arab nationalist and an acquaintance of Hitler and Mussolini.
The bond that was formed at this meeting, buried in a drawer with the girls' photos and letters, was brought back to light thanks to the poetess, who patiently converts the invisible into the visible.
And again, a game of inexplicable coincidences, references and echoes between the important and less important histories, moves the story forward, continually plunging into different eras and places, Europe, Rome, Riccione and the Middle East, until its reaches the conclusion, a merging of minutiae and synthesis.