Ian Thomson

In search of Primo Levi

On writing the life of a very private man

Debt and damnation: Islam in Dante

Edward Said accused the poet of Orientalist prejudice — but he owed much to Muslim tradition

Island of Bad Blood

Jamaica is inhabited by people of many ethnic backgrounds. The lighter your skin, the higher up the pecking order you are

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"