A GALLERY OF SUCCESSES.
Italians at work in ethiopia from 1941 to 1973
The scope of the images is to document the extraordinary working activities, entrepreneurship and social life of the Italian community in Ethiopia after the Second World War. 1941 was the turning point for relations between the two countries: the Emperor Haile Selassie I triumphed, marking the end of Italy’s expansionist goals. The Italians, former invaders, were allowed to remain. This led to the creation of a heterogeneous community which effectively functioned as a genuine “Italian system” within the Ethiopian economy for over thirty years.
- A cura di Carmelo Giordano, Antonella Loliva, Olga Montuori e Giampiero Angelini