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Jamie Mackay

Jamie Mackay writes about art and politics for the Guardian, Times Literary Supplement and Frieze among others and is Italian correspondent for the Polish magazine Krytyka Polityczna. His book, The Invention of Sicily, is forthcoming with Verso books.

A Materialist History of Sicily

Historically distinct from the Italian mainland and famed for its Mafia, Sicily inhabits a particular place in political culture. Today, the traditionally conservative island is resisting a national shift to the right.

The Exception of Palermo

Amidst the rise of Matteo Salvini and anti-immigrant populism across Italy, one Sicilian city has fought for the rights of refugees and in the process begun a conversation about its own migrant history.