A year in the school of foreigners, a young Italian teacher testing difficult students, a lesson on prejudices.
Who are they and what are they looking for the many foreigners, "complicated" teenagers or simple adults who come to the CPIA (adult schools)? What do they bring you, what do they leave you? If you already know the answer to these questions, this book is not for you. If instead you think to know it, this book is for you.
This is a book that fights against many prejudices, giving voice - an ironic, light-hearted but always critical voice - to many characters that we are not accustomed to listening to: for difference of language, or for indifference in listening. It is a book composed of many stories that make you think, and some reflections that would like to change the history, if not the one with a capital letter, at least the personal ones of the many students who each year go through a CPIA: the lively indolence of Ibrahim, the silent poetry of Harmann, the depth of Maryam's eyes. All students neither round nor square, of course: but in a zigzag way.