By Gaetano Cipolla Professor Emeritus, St John’s University President and Editor of Arba Sicula marks the th anniversary of the death of Giovanni Meli. ARBA SICULA is the official journal of the Sicilian- American organization by the same name whose principal objective is to preserve, study, and promote. We publish a journal entitled “Arba Sicula” that contains sections on Sicilian poetry, prose, art, history, film cuisine, book reviews. The journal is entirely bilingual.

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Arba Sicula

To subscribe to the publicationsthat I recommend please send: Tutte le diverse dominazioni non hanno cambiato questo. There are hundred of personalities of Sicilian origin who have made a name for themselves. This page was last edited on 5 Februaryat Feast for the senses was repeated by all that came from Sicily.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. In the last issue of Arba Sicula we published an article about the first Sicilian astronaut, Luca Parmitano, who spent six months in space, working in the International Space Station.

Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. The second series is called “Sicilian Studies” and we published 27 volumes.

However, the second and third and fourth generations are interested in cultivating and enriching their knowledge of Sicily. Last year on the anniversary of Italy I was asked by a magazine to answer the question of whether Sicily was better off now or before it became Italian.


Arba Sicula, Author at Times of Sicily

Fortunately things have gotten better, but there is a lingering suspicion of Sicilians, thanks to the media that seem to consider Sicilians synonymous with organized crime, then not to be trusted. It is a sad and depressing spectacle.

One of the most important objectives of Arba Sicula, indeed the reason for which it was founded, has finally become a reality. In the larger American context, the differences between Sicilians and other Italians may have become somewhat blurry, but if you ask a Sicilian what he is, he will still answer “I am Sicilian,” usually followed by “and I am proud of it.

While dedicated mainly to the Sicilian diaspora in North America, the organisation is also recognised amongst the various cultural and political institutions of Sicily itself.

Arba Sicula – Wikipedia

We publish a journal entitled “Arba Sicula” that contains sections on Sicilian poetry, prose, art, history, film cuisine, book reviews. They created a textbook full of terrible stereotypes against Sicilians presenting them as illiterate gangsters who can’t even speak Sicilian.

I recently saw a documentary about how Sicilians were aeba to offer aid to the refugees lest they be accused of aiding illegal aliens enter the country. Retrieved from ” https: Gaetano Cipolla has been the president of Arba Sicula and editor of the journal and magazine for the last 18 years.

The divide between North and South is not getting smaller, in some cases it is expanding. Sicilians must learn about their heritage because if they knew it better they would have a great deal of information to counter the stereotypes.


Gaetano Cipolla (President – Arba Sicula)

Languages Sicilianu Edit links. John’s University, are free to our members and their guests and usually include refreshments. I do not know what the solution is. What did you learn about the Sicilian people in the US?

This is a full color magazine of 20 pages that includes articles about what is happening in Sicily today, as well as throughout history. La seconda serie siucla chiama “Sicilian Studies” e ad oggi contiene 27 volumi. Ho creato due serie di libri per la casa editrice Legas. Arba Sicula publishes two issues per year of its bilingual journal of the same name although in recent years they have been combined into a single annual edition[2] and the twice-yearly magazine Sicilia Parra Sicilian for Sicily Talks.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. I siciliani hanno anni di storia. In the last 35 years we have organized hundreds of programs recitals, concerts, dance groups, theatrical events, lectures and films for our Sicilian communities. Certamente la mafia ha fatto molto male alla reputazione dei siciliani.

They should not be made to bear the brunt of malpractice, bad governments, greed and injustice that drive people to flee from their home.