BY ASHA SABRIE
Over the last 20 years the city of Rome has become multiethnic. The first African immigrants came from former Italian colonies, Somalia, Ethiopia and Eritrea to study or work between the 1950s and 60s.
In the early 70s women from Cape Verde came to do domestic work.
From the 80s onwards, the flow of African immigrants has increased. Many West Africans have settled in Rome, creating more a dynamic African community.
Twenty-first century Rome is undergoing social and cultural change with a second generation of Africans who see it as their city and consider themselves Romans.
Via A. Cappellini, 39
Via dei Campani 48
Viale della stazione Prenestina, 55
Tel: 06 273 767
Friday, Saturday and Sunday it's also open for lunch.
Via Gaeta, 26/28
Eritrean and Ethiopian
Via Castelguidone 26, 00159
Via Ancona 13, 00198
Destination West Africa
The association has been active for about three years and promote of events and workshops dedicated to African culture. Since 2009 it has offered classes and workshops with internationally recognized artists.
The project, which focuses on migrant communities, within the framework of the Migration for Development Joint Initiative, is managed by UNDP in partnership with the European Commission. It aims to promote access to ICT technologies based on free software and trash-ware equipment in Cape Verde.
The YCA, Yoruba Cultural Association, is a non-profit organization founded in Rome in spring 1998, with the aim of promoting and celebrating the Yoruba culture
Tel: 347 5431932
via Emilio Teza, 87, sc. H, int. 11
Tel: 06 87122000
AISCIA-Associazione Italo-Somala Comunità Internazionale e Africana
Via Gramsci, 36RomaRM00197Italia
A.H.C.S L'Agenzia Habeshia per la Cooperazione allo Sviluppo
Biblioteca Istituto Italiano per l'Africa e l'Oriente (ISIAO)
The Italian Institute for Africa and the Orient (IsIAO) provides study reports, information sheets and documentation on specific issues regarding Africa and Asia.
via Ulisse Aldrovandi, 16
Tel: 06 3255243
A bookshop-cafè that sells books about Africa. It also hosts readings, meetings and there's also an online bookshop.
via di S. Cecilia 1/a
Tel/fax: 06 58334116
Open from Tuesday to Sunday - 11a.m - until 8.30 pm
Closed on Monday
The MaTeMù Center is a meeting place for teenagers and young people, managed by the NGO C.I.E.S. (Center for Development Information and Education) a non-profit organization. MaTeMù is located in the multi-ethnic neighborhood Esquilino
Via Vittorio Amedeo II, n° 14