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Book Presentation : “Interrogando me stesso” by Tullio Guma



Book Presentation : “Interrogando me stesso” by Tullio Guma

 (The Book presentation will be predominantly in Italian)

In his retirement, the author, former Consul Genral of Italy in Toronto, felt the deep desire to look back on his life, question himself and take stock. Did he find all the answers he was looking for in writing “Interrogando me stesso”?

He externalizes his feelings and throughout the entire arc of the book, his memories resurface, one after the other.

The strong connection between his diplomatic career, begun in 1974, and his previous life, emerges as unequivocal.

There is a tight intertwining of his personal/familial life with his diplomatic one.

The author particularly distinguishes his memories between the various periods he spent abroad and those spent in Italy.

Having resided for many years outside of the national boundaries, he highlights the importance that his relationship with the Italian communities abroad has played in his life.

The author also describes the transformations that diplomacy and foreign Italian politics endured, during the course of various decades.

“Interrogando me stesso” is a stimulating voyage in time and is directed at whoever might be interested in knowing more about a diplomatic career and the life lead by diplomats and their families.

Born in Naples, the retired Minister plenipotentiary, Tullio Guma, is an Italian diplomat. He is married and has four children. He resides in Toronto with his family.

He has held a number of appointments abroad, including: Consul General in Toulouse, Counsellor at the Italian Embassy in Ottawa, Vice-Ambassador in Copenhagen, First Counsellor – Permanent Mission of Italy to the United Nations in New York, Ambassador to Zambia, Malawi and Botswana, Ambassador to Ghana and Togo, Consul General in Toronto.

Among the duties carried out during various periods spent in Rome at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, those that stand out are the ones related to his position as head of the offices for scientific cooperation, cultural agreements, economic affairs with Latin America, respectively. Furthermore, he was co-ordinator for Italian initiatives pertaining to the African continent.


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Date: Tuesday, December 03, 2019

Time: At 6:30 pm

Organized by : Istituto Italiano di Cultura

Entrance : Free


Istituto Italiano di Cultura | 496 Huron Street, Toronto


Tullio Guma