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"Books, an antidote to gender-based violence," says Chiara Valerio

"Reading is an exercise in otherness, it gets used to the presence and rights of others", says the writer Chiara Valerio: "This is what books can do in a world where a woman is killed every 3 days, 105 since the beginning of the year"


Loretta Cavaricci

Books can also help to spread respect for women and for "the other" in general, because they accustom us to difference, to the presence of other people with their individuality which is not ours but has equal rights. This is underlined by Chiara Valerio, cultural curator of Bookcity, an event dedicated to reading that has just ended in Milan. Let's listen to it at Loretta Cavaricci's microphone