IAP 274: Family secrets, family honor. The legacy of an honor killing in a Sicilian-American family with special guest Karen Tintori

Apr 14, 2023 679

BY: Stephanie Longo

Francesca Costa’s name never should have been remembered.  In fact, had it not been for her great-niece’s steadfast and unwavering love, any remembrance of Francesca’s life would have been lost to time — and that’s exactly how the rest of her family wanted it. Italian American author Karen Tintori joins us this week to discuss her 2007 work, “Unto the Daughters.”  

This chilling and sobering account of an honor killing in a turn-of-the-century Sicilian family– Karen’s very own family— is also a beautifully heartbreaking testimony of love that spans generations and how the voice of truth cannot be silenced. Karen tells us how she first learned of Francesca’s tragic story, and how she fought to reconstruct her great-aunt’s life against overwhelming odds and determined resistance from her family by piecing together the scant information left behind after a brutal murder.

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SOURCE: https://italianamericanpodcast.com

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