Interview - Nadeesha Uyangoda: "I've plenty of time to write now."
The Only Black Person in the Room author talks about life in Milan during the lockdown.
Nadeesha Uyangoda’s first book is a memoir/personal essay about racial issues and identities in Italy. Uyangoda, 27, is a freelance journalist and currently quarantined with her mother in Milan.
How are things?
I haven’t left my house for almost a month now. I’m working from home, which isn’t an issue for me since I’m used to it. I think those who live in the cities, in small apartments, sometimes without even a balcony are most affected by the lockdown.
Online food shopping isn’t an easy task these days. Everyone is doing their groceries online, and there aren’t many delivery spots available. I have to go to the supermarket, and the queue is so long I’m always tempted to give up. However, there’s no shortage of goods right now, except for flour and yeast – people are cooking just to fritter away the day.
Over the next few weeks, we’ll see if the lockdown is affecting the availability of local produ…