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Ilse Ferreira Traces Italian Footprints in South Africa

Italian Footprints in South AfricaItalian Footprints in South Africa chronicles the history of the Italian people who have made South Africa their home, and the generations after them who are both Italian and South African.

Whether in the realms of food, motorsport, architecture, politics, art, music or wine, the influence Italian people and culture have had on South Africa is as vibrant as the people themselves. While the times and places they have found themselves have not always been easy, they have forged ahead with signature Italian warmth and enthusiasm.

A fascinating text and an impressive collection of photographs make this book an invaluable archive of the Italian contribution to South Africa, and offer a glimpse of a people known for their passion and love of life. The result is a unique record of the history of the Italian nation on South African soil.

The book is full colour, and text is both in English and Italian.

About the author

Ilse Ferreira is a freelance writer and publicist. She has been published in Succeed, Keur, Insig, De Kat, several medical journals, and the web magazine ScienceinAfrica. She also writes regular columns for the Mail & Guardian and for Business Day. Her work on the history of Italian and Portuguese people in South Africa was first published in Time magazine. This is her first full-length book.

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