Pietro Cipolla was born in 1956 in Solihull where his Sicilian parents were working and living, and brought up in the Midlands where he completed his secondary education at the Kings Heath Grammar School (Birmingham). In 1974 he went to study Modern Languages at the University of Palermo and got he got his degree in 1978 and worked under Professor Giovanni Cianci for three years, teaching English at various levels at the Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia, publishing an essay “Futurist Art and Theory in Wyndham Lewis's Vorticist Manifesto “Our Vortex”, in the Quaderno 9, Istituto di Lingue, Palermo (1979). A full-time secondary school English teacher since 1982, recently he has gone back to teaching at University, working part-time at the Facoltà di Scienze della Formazione (LUMSA University) in Caltanissetta under Padre Vincenzo Sorce. In all these years he has always alternated teaching with interpretation and translation work, travelled widely working as a translator and interpreter in Africa for ‘Casa Famiglia Rosetta’ (Caltanissetta) one of the most important NGOs in Italy specialized in drug treatment and prevention. He has been a component of the Board of Directors of the Association Casa Famiglia Rosetta since October 2009, participating in all the pro-Africa activities especially since it has acquired Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations, like the Treatnet II Project for the United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime (UNODC) concentrating on training courses in Cote D’Ivoire, Mozambique and Nigeria in the field of drug prevention and treatment, and working on the project to build a multipurpose health and training centre in the Tanga Region, Tanzania to be completed by 2014.He has published numerous translations, the most recent in Franco Carlisi’s Iavaivoi , Edizioni Gente di Fotografia, Palermo (2006) but also for the review Solidarietà (Caltanissetta)and for the various publications of the Facoltà Teologica di Sicilia (Palermo) like Ho Theológos.