October 22, 2019


Monday, October 28th, 2019

3:00 PM-5:00 PM

Cornwall Room

British Academy, 10-11

Carlton House Terrace, St. James's, London 

October 10, 2019

I have recently reviewed Mafia Organizations by Maurizio Catino for Criminal Law and Criminal Justice Book Reviews. You can find the review below and also you can link the link at the bottom to read the article where original...

April 3, 2019

In How Violence Shapes Religion: Belief and Conflict in the Middle East and Africa, Ziya Meral draws on the cases of Nigeria and Egypt to offer an analysis of the complicated relationship between violence and religion that av...

January 21, 2019

Jordan Edwards, a 15-year-old African-American, was fatally shot by police officer, Roy Oliver, in Balch Springs, Texas on 29 April, 2017. The officer’s initial statement was found not consistent with the video that recorded...

June 15, 2018

“Anyone who is deaf, blind and dumb will live a hundred years in peace.” So reads the proverb in the book penned by the Sicilian ethnographer Giuseppe Pitrè. Conjuring the fundamental principle of omertà (code of silence), th...

November 28, 2017

In Mafia Life: Love, Death and Money at the Heart of Organised Crime, Federico Varese offers the reader a journey into the human dimensions of mafia members. Through unfolding stories from the Japanese Yakuza, the Chinese Tri...

December 20, 2016

I am happy to learn that Oguz Atay's masterpiece -Tutunamayanlar- (The ones who cannot cling) will be translated to English after 45 years of its original publication. The prominent publishing house, Oneworld, will publish th...

September 27, 2016

"Progress is not an illusion, it happens, but it is slow and invariably disappointing" said George Orwell in the midst of political storm that tormented our lives during the Cold War. The fall of Berlin Wall and the advanceme...

August 1, 2016

Cesare Pavese is one of my favourite writers and Feria d’agosto is perhaps a masterpiece representing his most poetic and heterogeneous writing style. We are in August 2016. Ironically, this month I have started re-reading hi...

April 14, 2016

The Man Booker International Prize is one of the most renowned literary prizes given to the fiction books that are published in the UK. It is mostly known as the Booker Prize. The shortlist of this year's the Booker Prize has...

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