Selected Works

Nonfiction
A look at life in little-known mountain towns of the Sicilian hinterlands.
A true account of the last years of an ancient Sicilian giant bluefin tuna trap.






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Out of Palermo

118 saved from rubber raft off Libyan coast

August 31, 2015

Tags: rescue, Italian Coast Guard, africa, immigrants, rubber dinghy, rubber raft, 120 migrants, saved, mediterranean, lampedusa

118 migrants were rescued from the rubber dinghy by the Doctors Without Borders ship Dignity at 38 nautical miles off the coast of Libya.

Ten more victims: immigrants drown at sea. 1,000 survivors expected to arrive tonight

March 4, 2015

Tags: immigration, Mediterranean, graveyard, gommone, rubber raft, drown, victims, arrivals, ships, rescue, death, migration

At least ten people drown when the rubber raft they were in bounced and flipped. They were escaping Africa. They are not allowed in Europe, and so they travel clandestinely, as best they can, because ironically they must set foot in Europe in order to claim asylum. They cannot ask for help from the shores of Tripoli. (more…)

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