Thread of my #Goodreads reviews for Sardinian fiction writers

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Canne al vento (Reeds in the Wind), by Grazia Deledda.

1926's Literature Nobel prize, this book is a beauty. By the same author, we also have many articles and collections about folk tales and tradition customs.

🇬🇧English review: goodreads.com/book/show/1028…
I delitti della salina, Francesco Abate ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #IDelittiDellaSalina #libri #recensioni

🇮🇹 Recensione in italiano: goodreads.com/review/show/36… Image
#Sandahlia, Stefano Piroddi ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #recensioni #sardegna #nuragic

A take on the story of Amsicora, the man who led Sardinians in the revolt against Romans 🙌💪

🇮🇹 Recensione in italiano: goodreads.com/review/show/33…
Sangue dal cielo, Marcello Fois ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ #libri #letteraturasarda #Nuoro #recensioni #gialli

🇮🇹 Recensione in italiano:
#Sandahlia Vol.2, Stefano Piroddi. ⭐⭐⭐⭐ #letteraturasarda #libri #recensioni #sardegna #Nuragica #fantasy #librisardi

🇮🇹 Recensione in italiano: goodreads.com/review/show/38…
Accabadora, Michela Murgia. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #letteraturasarda #recensioni #libri #accabadora #Sardegna

🇮🇹 Recensione in italiano: goodreads.com/review/show/40…
Paese d'ombre, Giuseppe Dessì ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #letteraturasarda #recensioni #libri

🇮🇹 Recensione in italiano: goodreads.com/review/show/37…
Padre padrone, Gavino Ledda ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #letteraturasarda #recensioni #libri #Sardegna

🇮🇹 Recensione in italiano: goodreads.com/review/show/37…
Sempre caro, Marcello Fois ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #letteraturasarda #recensioni #libri #Sardegna

🇮🇹 Recensione in italiano: goodreads.com/review/show/37…
Elias Portolu, Grazia Deledda ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #letteraturasarda #libri #deledda #sardegna

🇮🇹 Recensione in italiano: goodreads.com/review/show/42…
Since I'm Sardinian and I'm an author, I think I can put my book here too😄. So here it is, Storie di Sardegna - Epoca Giudicale by Dr.Watson #libri #letteraturasarda #Sardegna

➡️🇮🇹 goodreads.com/review/show/43…

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May 17

From the series of Sardinian medieval codices, today we talk about the most famous one, written by Mariano IV and his daughter Eleonora, issued by her around 1392.

📸 First page of the manuscript
«Laws allow refraining the haughtiness of evil men and letting good ones live in peace, and assure them the certainty of the punishment.»

So begins the introduction written by Eleonora of Arborea, when she explains why she took her father's old codex in her hands and updated -
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May 10
**The MASSACRE of IGLESIAS – May 11th, 1920**

⛏️Thread about what is considered one of the darkest events of the history of Sardinia of the last century: police forces shoot at mining workers on strike.🍞
We are right after the end of WWI and before the rise of fascism. The socialist movements were gathering good results in the elections, especially in the Sulcis-Iglesiente, where miners were subjected to extreme working conditions.

There had been strikes and bloodshed, too, -
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May 2
**The rites of SANT'EFISIO**

🥀Thread about the rites in honour of Sant'Efisio, the longest religious Procession of the Mediterranean area, of the beginning of May in Cagliari.🥀

📸 Davide Loi Photo - traditional dresses of Cagliari
On May 1st-4th, Cagliari hosts one of the most important celebrations of the city, the Procession in honour of Sant'Efisio, to fulfil a vow taken by the town in 1657, when the citizens asked the Saint to free them of the plague.

Sant'Efisio was a militiaman from Asia Minor -
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During the first 4 days of May, Cagliari hosts a Procession which moves along the coast to reach the site of the martyrdom.
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Apr 26

💯Thread about the Sardinian national anthem, for the recurrence of the Day of Sardinia (and 100th thread!)💯
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-everyone who couldn't say "cixiri", back to Turin. I want to emphasise it was a revolt of the people against the Viceroyalty and not against the king/monarchy itself. In 1793, Sardinia still had a feudal system, with local Sardinian lords exploiting the poor people with taxes-
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Apr 19
**The destruction of SANT'IGIA**

Thread about the destruction of the last capital of the Judicate of Calari.
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Apr 12
**Sa CHIDA SANTA in videos🎥**

Thread about the Holy Week rites in Sardinia, but in videos.

📸 Clockwise from top left: Iglesias, Cuglieri, Iglesias, Sassari, Cuglieri, Castelsardo, Iglesias in the middle
Last year, I made a thread about the most important Holy Week rites in Sardinia. This year, I'll post some videos to enjoy the funereal sounds and chants, and show some Spanish extravagance of the most emotional week in Sardinia.

▪️Desulo. The Sunday before Easter, Palm Sunday (Sas Prammas), palms are brought around town and blessed.

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