Geraldina Colotti

Born in Ventimiglia in 1956, she was a militant of the Brigate Rosse, and for this reason in 1987 she was sentenced to 27 years in prison. In April 1996 she obtained permission to work outside at the office of the newspaper "Il manifesto", and subsequently the semi-liberty regime. She has published two collections of poems and the children's novel Secret. From 2005 she collected her short stories in the book Certificate of existence in life, in which she describes the harsh conditions of life in prison and the torture that is often inflicted on political prisoners.