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Alessandro Ghebreigziabiher, author, playwright, storyteller, stage actor and director, was born in Naples in 1968 and currently lives in Rome.
Since 1994 he conducted workshops and experiential laboratories on theatre, storytelling and social animation in clinical and therapeutic institutions, as drug addiction rehabilitation and mental health communities, as well as in several conferences on education subjects offered to professionals.
He has a degree in Information theory and from 1994 to 2002 attended meetings on managing and leading a group by the psychoanalyst Harold Bridger (founding member of the Tavistock Institute).
His first book, Sunset (Tramonto, Italian edition, Lapis, 2002, Tempesta Editore, 2017), in 2003 was selected by the International Youth Library (IYL), in Munich, Germany, for the White Ravens, a mention for books from around the world that they consider to be especially noteworthy.
Here are other books, among italian editions:
2006 Young world (Mondo giovane), collection of short stories (Editrice La Ginestra)
2006 The poet, the saint and the navigator (Il poeta, il santo e il navigatore), novel (Fermento Editore)
2007 The cosmopolitan trunk (Lo scrigno cosmopolita), collection of short stories (Editrice La Ginestra)
2008 Between earth and water (Tra la terra e l'acqua), illustrated novel (Zampanera Editore)
2008 The interval (L'intervallo), novel (Intermezzi Editore)
2012 Jair, the sound is life (Jair, il suono è la vita), Ebook novel
2013 The gift of diversity (Il dono della diversità), short stories collection (Tempesta Editore)
2013 Different loves (Amori diversi) short stories collection (Tempesta Editore)
2014 Kids stuff (Roba da bambini) short stories collection (Tempesta Editore)
2015 The hoax of the migrants (La truffa dei migranti), novel (Tempesta Editore)
2016 Elisa and the wonderful world of objects (Elisa e il meraviglioso mondo degli oggetti), novel (Tempesta Editore)
2017 Sunset, the story of Dark and Light's son (Tramonto, la favola del figlio di Buio e Luce), new edition, Picture Book, (Tempesta Editore)
2017 Carla without Us (Carla senza di Noi), novel (Graphofeel Editions)
Many of his stories and articles have been published on various literary and cultural magazines.
He told his stories all over the country:
2004: Literature Festival Evocamondi, El-Ghibli, Bologna.
2005: Literature Festival “Afro-Italian Voices”, Rome.
2005: Fourth Edition of the National Meeting Culture and literature of migration, Ferrara.
2005: Literature Festival “Intersection of the roads”, Bologna.
2009: Third National Seminar for Intercultural Education, Senigallia.
2010: International Symposium, "Identities, gender and in-equalities", Trieste.
2012: Migrant Ideas, Pigorini Museum, Rome.
2013: Festival "Theatre of people, interculture on stage", Palermo.
2014: Festival of People, Chieti.
2016: 15° National Meeting World Culture and Literature, Ferrara
He is coordinator of the international storytelling network Red Internacional de Cuentacuentos and member of Professional Storyteller.
In 2005 he created the Theatre Storytelling Laboratory, becoming artistic director of the Italy Theatre Storytelling Festival, “The gift of diversity”.
In 2016 he founded the international network of narrators Storytellers for Peace.
Since 2009 you can read the English version of his Blog and watch clips on his Youtube Channel, where he creates stories inspired by news gathered in the press, with the following motto: If news is often false, we have to read stories.
In 2018, on the occasion of the blog's tenth anniversary, Stories and News became a kind of network, connected with as many websites, each one dedicated to a specific category of stories inspired by real events.
Ciao Alessandro...io scrivo dall'Argentina. Mio padre era di Rimini ...e ho capito che il tuo nome viene dall'Africa, vero?
Ho cominciato il corso di narrazione 3 anni fa......non ho molta esperienza però vedo che tu sei un bravo un tutto, scrittore, narratore, un vero artista....!!!!
Mi ha piaciuto tanto conoscerti....Un abbraccio, Inés
Sono stata a Roma 2008....bellissima cittá!!
I can remember being a child sitting on my parent's front porch listening to my grandmother and grandfather, we called them Big Papa and Big Mama share stories as the wind would whistle through the trees bending to the power of the story. Storytelling is a powerful tool that never fails to bridge itself to every individual, culture, creature to give voice to the silent, the strong, the weak, the good, the bad we live because of the stories of life that surround us and I am happy to share and to hear the tales of life.
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