Madness in the Med: how charity rescue boats exacerbate the refugee crisis

22 July 2017 9:00 am

Humanitarian efforts are creating an even greater migrant crisis

Where’s Ayn Rand when you need her?

24 June 2017 9:00 am

A famous epigrammatic nugget of wisdom appears in The Leopard, Lampedusa’s great novel about a noble Sicilian family’s fortunes: ‘If…

A lyrical lament for a disappearing world

24 September 2016 9:00 am

Sicily   Under the watchful eye of Mount Etna the storied past of the island lies parched and yellowish, but…

Welcome to Italy: this is what a real immigration crisis looks like

20 June 2015 9:00 am

More than 50,000 boat people have arrived already this year, with many more expected

How Lampedusa copes when the migrant ships come in

2 May 2015 9:00 am

Encounters with those who have risked their lives to cross the Mediterranean

Tenderness, wisdom and irony

8 January 2011 12:00 am

‘Every poet describes himself, as well as his own life, in his writings,’ observed Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa in one of his lectures on English literature, which he delivered twice a week to an audience of young people in his palazzo in Palermo.