Khadidiatou Sylla gave a talk at Turin’s Casarcobaleno this month together with Mor Ndaiye about life in Italy. There was a lot of intersectionality that came out in her talk: being black, being a woman, third culture, West African, Italian cultural and ethnic diversity, among others. Education and labor markets in Europe are highly racialized and segregated. What about if you excel more than those that hold power and, in many cases, your fate?
Khadidiatou leaves us with a quote as an answer: “Did I succeed just to be hated more?”
Khadidiatou Sylla at her University of Turin graduation. She majored in languages and modern literature.