Marco Micone (1592 words)

Born in 1945 in Montelongo, a town in the Molise region of Italy, Marco Micone emigrated with his mother and older brother to Montréal in 1958. There, they joined his father who had left Italy seven years earlier as part of the vast mid-century Italian diaspora. Upon his arrival in Montréal, Micone encountered Québec’s linguistic and cultural fault-lines when he was turned away from the local French Catholic school where he wished to enrol. These conditions, where if one was not Francophone one was lumped in with Anglophones, while specific to Micone, were also common to Allophone immigrants to Québec; they provide the central themes of Micone’s writing and activism: namely, silence, language, and “la …

Hurley, Erin. "Marco Micone". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 22 June 2009
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