Join us for a special book presentation by journalist and author Barbie Nadeau on
March 22nd at 6:00 pm
in the St Stephen's School Cultural Center.
Barbie Nadeau will talk about her journey in writing her latest book
ROADMAP TO HELL: SEX, DRUGS AND GUNS ON THE MAFIA COAST
OneWorld Publications who published the book describes its contents as follows:
"From sex slaves to drug mules, The Daily Beast's Rome Bureau Chief uncovers a terrifying and intricate web of criminal activity right on Europe's doorstep.
Caught between Camorra gunrunners selling to ISIS and Nigerian drug gangs along Italy's picturesque coast, each year thousands of refugees and migrants are lured into their criminal underworld, forced to become sex slaves, drug mules or weapon smugglers. In this powerful exposé, investigative journalist Barbie Latza Nadeau follows the weapons trail, meets the Nigerian hair braiders trafficked and trapped by black magic, the brave nuns who try to save them and the Italian police who turn a blind eye as the most urgent issues facing Europe play out in broad daylight."
About the Author
Barbie Latza Nadeau is an American journalist in Rome, working for Newsweek, The Daily Beast and CNN. For more than two decades she has covered crime in Europe, Italian politics, the Vatican, the refugee crisis and women's issues. Her previous book about the murder trials of Amanda Knox, Angel Face (2010), was adapted for film (The Face of an Angel, 2015), starring Kate Beckinsale as a journalist based on Barbie herself.
For important and timely topics, St Stephen's Cultural Center is making a difference. Join us for this special presentation on Thursday, March 22nd and other stimulating themes of discussion, art shows, special guest lectures, and so much more, throughout the spring.
We look forward to seeing you!