bita Malakuti

A conversation with Bita Malakuti


On March 7, at 5 p.m. (Aula B1, Complesso Ca' Borin Via del Santo, 22 - Padova) the Alumni Association of the University of Padua introduces a meeting with writer, poet, and activist Bita Malakuti. Born in Tehran in 1973, Malakuti has been living and working in the United States since 2006.

With her collection of poetry, short stories, and novels, Malakuti’s latest work Women, Life, Freedom resonates the movement across Iran in response to the death of Mahsa Amini.

Learning how to take action in the face of current and future challenges, the event shares ways to make a difference by setting aside our indifference. Journalist and Corriere della Sera collaborator Pamela Ferlin sits down for a conversation with Bita Malakuti to discuss her life as a writer and her role as an activist and ambassador of freedom for women.

Beginning with an introduction by the Councillor of the Municipality of Padua, Margherita Colonnello, and the President of the Women's Entrepreneurship Committee of the Padua Chamber of Commerce I.A.A. Elena Morello, the meeting ensures time for questions from the public and an active dialogue with interested students.

Paola Degani, researcher and professor of Public Policies and Human Rights and Women's Human Rights at the University of Padua Department of Political, Legal, and International Studies, offers concluding remarks.

To participate, registration is required.

Translations of the meeting in Italian by Giacomo Longhi, an expert in Persian language and literature, are available thanks to the collaboration with Una Montagna di Libri.