«LE DONNE - women and the city, SICILY» is a different journey by car and foot around Sicily where the author writes about 25 women of today and years ago, including godesses and mythical figures.
Enza la Fauci grows grapes and produces wine with a view to the Strait of Messina where the Sirens and the monsters in the past tried to drag the sailors into the depths with their ships. Marilia Di Giovanni runs a small bookstore which has become The meeting place in Ortygia in the south. The photographer Letizia Bataglia in Palermo invites the author to her home to show pictures of the internationally known documentation of mafia assassinations that the well-known photographer took during years. She also gives an answer to what no other journalist has ever asked her.
Their interesting lives add to the readers knowledge of Sicily where the author finds the women strong, hardworking and very friendly. They seem to have a solid female network that strengthen the communities they are part of.
You will find history, pictures of famous Italian paiters, portraits of the women and photographic glimpses of the island – as well as a map that can help while you read. You will also find a timeline and can follow when the wimen lived through history.
Join the journey you will not find in traditional guidebooks.
Be present in your own life.
Be present in Sicily!
Author: Cesilie Tanderø – Design: Laura van As
"Before you fight the mafia, you must first examine your own conscience, and then, after you have fought the mafia in yourself, you can fight the mafia that is in your circle of friends. We ourselves and our failed way of being are the mafia.”