Piazza San Giovanni numero 8
About the Book
Piazza San Giovanni is in Cori, a small agricultural town with a history that spans before Rome was built, perched on a hillside where the people are better known for their clan name and whether they are from the Monte or the Valle. Cori is about fifty odd kilometers from Rome, and living in Cori became an unbelievable experience. This book came to life after keeping a sort of diary for the updates on e-mail. I was alone with just relatives and a whole new group of people in my life. The updates sent have helped me to stay sane as well as help a number of people who would otherwise never know what goes on outside of South Africa in particular. For the thirty odd minutes of reading my updates, l am told they are transported outside of their world into mine, and they share in my delights and sorrow either on a weekly or biweekly basis.