Alexievich’s Zinky Boys reviewed – Killing in the name of the Soviet Union
Book Reviews / Just Words

Alexievich’s Zinky Boys reviewed – Killing in the name of the Soviet Union

In honour of Svetlana Alexievich’s awarding of the Nobel Prize in Literature 2015, I unearthed my first-impression review written four years ago of Zinky Boys, a masterpiece of non-fiction writing. I just finished reading Zinky Boys and I don’t feel very well.  The stories Alexievich reports are like a fist in the stomach, every single … Continue reading

May Day
Editorial / Just Words

May Day

Today is International Workers’ Day. If I were in Italy now I’d probably be coming home from the May 1st demonstration. I started going when I was a child, with my grandpa. It was usually a clear Spring day, the red flags of the parties and the unions shining against the blue sky. Then I … Continue reading

Looking the other way will not make the migrants disappear
Pandeia / Politics / Published Articles

Looking the other way will not make the migrants disappear

A year after the Lampedusa tragedy in which more than 400 migrants lost their life at Sea, the EU still fails to coordinate actions to prevent more deaths in the Mediterranean. THE SINKING OF a migrant boat off the coast of Lampedusa in October 2013 was the most deadly shipwreck, but wasn’t the first nor the last … Continue reading