Last news

MOURNING

Farewell to Nori Corbucci, Lady of the bouganvillae of Malindi

A life of art and movie sets and a great love for Kenya

05-02-2021 by Freddie del Curatolo

How much he loved "his" Kenya can be read in the pages of one of his latest novels, entitled "Le bouganvillae di Malindi".
In 92, Covid-19 also took Nori Corbucci with it, the former wife of the great director Sergio and not only an appreciated costume designer at Cinecittà, but also a poet and writer. As was her nature, she fought the virus, but in the end she did not make it.
Until the pandemic, Nori used to spend a short or long holiday in Malindi every year. She arrived there at the beginning of the millennium, welcomed into the large Coral Key family.
I remember her being curious and interested, able to talk about herself even with me, who was an almost unknown person, and to be moved by the performance with the Mijikenda poet Kazungu Wa Hawerisa, whose story she wanted to know and who appreciated my translation of his lyrics.
Talking about his passion for Kenya and for social work, we especially remember the charitable initiatives in favour of children. In 2011, he had a bookshop set up in the village and sent lots of books to sell. With the proceeds of the books in the following years, he financed solidarity works for some children centres in Malindi.
The beach of Silversand and the atmosphere of the Kenyan town was also the main source of inspiration for what became her main passion once she retired from show business: writing.
Appreciated books of poems (already in 1981 her book "Beyond the Idea" had won major awards), esoteric fairy tales, biographies of friends and colleagues and novels: "The bouganvillae of Malindi" is from 2018 and is the quite biographical story of a group of friends in the natural wonder of the Kenyan coast.
In her adventurous existence, which has taken her halfway around the world, Nori, Neapolitan by birth but Friulian by origin, has been friends with some of the greatest personalities in show business, not only Italian, and leaves behind many dear loved ones, including here in Kenya.

TAGS: corbucci kenyalutto kenyaitaliani kenyacinema kenyaricordo kenya

The first edition of the Malindi International Film Festival will be held in December 2018.
The idea, which was launched two years ago in a public meeting at the Ocean Beach Resort by Mr Dan Kazungu, a member of parliament...

READ ALL THE REVIEW

Just as when you leave Africa, perhaps painfully just because life takes you elsewhere, Africa...

READ ALL THE ARTICLE

Kuki Gallmann had "a story to tell".
This novel is his story.

READ ALL

by redazione

by redazione

Will be officiated by Father Orazio to S.Anthony Cathedral of Malindi, today 24 February 2017 at 16, the mass in memory of Marco Vancini, Italian entrepreneur and former honorary consul in Malindi died two years ago in a tragic traffic...

A reading with two famous Italian actresses of cinema and theatre to inaugurate the "Malindi...

READ ALL THE ARTICLE

by Freddie del Curatolo

A grievous mourning envelops the Italian community in Malindi, he has left us one of the deans of the "Italian colony".
Brescia manufacturer Renato Marini. Worn out from a long illness, he died at his home behind the Galana Center,...

READ ALL THE REVIEW

Speaking with hiccups, the young Jordan Gaetano, one of Ennio Grasso's two...

READ ALL THE ARTICLE

"Africa was the breath and life of my childhood. It is still the incarnation of my ...

READ THE WORDS

Fatuma second name is called Freedom, freedom, and that is who dreams of being a little 'free to decide his life. Many Italians in Malindi, especially the historical residents and those attending this corner of Kenya for many years, have...

READ ALL

by redazione

Today in the morning, Friday, August 25, at 11 am at Malindi's S.Anthony Church behind Lamu Road in Malindi, will be given the last greetings to Malindi's "Colonel" Tiziano Traldi, who disappeared last week for eighty-five years.
To say goodbye to...

A very special day was experienced on Saturday by the members of the Malindi Golf and ...

READ ALL THE ARTICLE

MAL D'AFRIQUE

by Maria Paola