Joshua Nicolosi

Sciascia, Orwell and the power of fables

The author of "Animal Farm" died in 1950. In the same year, the Sicilian writer, who had mourned his disappearance in the newspapers, took over from him in using a similar kind of fiction to denounce not only dictatorships’ crimes but also to warn us that our frailties could cost us our freedoms once...

Why Sicilian gesture
is a real language

“With gestures you pray and grant, you praise and blame, you stroke and despise up to compose whole discourses”. The ethnologist from Palermo was among the first to highlight, in his majestic collection, how important gestures are in communication. He noted the surprise reactions of foreigners already in the 19th century

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