A journalist, writer and political militant, Luciana Castellina was born in Rome in 1929. In 1947 she joined the Italian Communist Party (PCI), from which she was subsequently banned in 1969. She published "La Scoperta del Mondo", her personal diary from ages fourteen to eighteen, in which she talks about her political initiation. The book was a finalist for the Strega Prize.
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