9 May – Ode to Peppino Impastato

This is a tribute to the first Sicilian who stood up, shouted against the Mafia, and dared to make them objects of ridicule instead of fearful reverence.
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9 May is a day most Sicilians remember. On 9 May 1978 Peppino Impastato, a political activist who opposed the Mafia, was brutally killed. He was my age.

via 9 May – Ode to Peppino Impastato.

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4 thoughts on “9 May – Ode to Peppino Impastato

    1. I’m glad you liked it. I found it very moving too.
      What he did to change social attitudes to the Mafia and liberate people’s minds brought about an end to the legendary “omertà” (code of silence) and paved the way for the brave judges to condemn the Mafia to prison at last.

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