In the contemporary world, the figure of the migrant, moving across spaces, cultures and languages,
has acquired unprecedented centrality. Migrants have transformed the ways of representing
and narrating the transnational world in which they live, responding in new fashions to one of the oldest impulses of men and women of every place and time: the impulse to tell stories. By engaging with the notions of diaspora, postcoloniality, nomadism, translation, and exile, Di Maio moves across the Anglophone and Italophone spectra offering a compelling definition of migrant literature at the turn of the millennium.