Danish journalist and anthropologist Hans Lucht published an editorial in today’s New York Times on the tragic boat accident that took the lives of more than 100 African migrants just off the coast of Sicily. Lucht writes, “We Europeans can honor the dead only by engaging in a new discussion about what direction the Continent should take on refugees. Instead, our governments have dithered, unable to come up with a common migration and refugee policy.”
Lucht’s book Darkness before Daybreak chronicles the lives of a group of fishermen from Ghana who took the long and dangerous journey to Southern Italy in search of work in a cutthroat underground economy. Read the full op-ed here.