The Malta Independent 25 October 2021, Monday

Books

Death, Alzheimer’s and gays

Friday, 22 October 2021, 09:05 Last update: about 2 days ago Noel Grima

This is the third book in the author's latest trilogy. Fortunately, as against the first two, there are no problematic political overtones. The main actor is still the same - retired police...

Things that happen to ‘normal’ family

Saturday, 16 October 2021, 12:23 Last update: about 8 days ago Noel Grima

The book is set in vintage Alfred Massa territory - a plain lower middle class family living, from the details one gleans, in the southeast area of Malta. A perfectly normal family but one where the...

Libya’s attempted coup

Tuesday, 5 October 2021, 12:28 Last update: about 19 days ago Noel Grima

This book highlights, as I see it, the risks that novel writers face when they write about contemporary situations, which involve national and sensitive issues. It is true that the author, like...

Breaking taboos in Maltese Literature

Tuesday, 28 September 2021, 10:58 Last update: about 26 days ago

Perfettament Imperfetta, your new novel, has made waves in the past month since publication: lots of people seem to be reading it and recommending it by word of mouth. Why do you think that...

Xjenza Online publishes its ninth volume

Tuesday, 28 September 2021, 10:50 Last update: about 26 days ago

The scientific journal Xjenza Online has released a new volume. Three articles have been written by professionals in the science field to explore three themes. Rebecca-Maria Scerri and Joseph...

The girl who became a crossroad of civilizations

Tuesday, 28 September 2021, 10:48 Last update: about 26 days ago Noel Grima

Fajza, the protagonist of this story, begins the narrative by being shot and wounded in a rather disreputable area of Toronto, Canada. She later dies, though not of her wounds. From that point...

Time to meditate…

Wednesday, 22 September 2021, 09:49 Last update: about 2 months ago

Words by Victor Mallia-Milanes There are two ways of approaching Our Lord - one is to learn about Him, the other is to experience Him directly. The first is to know who He is by reading what is...

The minister’s wife and his mistress

Wednesday, 22 September 2021, 09:47 Last update: about 2 months ago Noel Grima

When she had more than enough, the minister's wife paid a surprise visit to the house of her husband's personal assistant. She found her coming out of the shower, with just a diaphanous negligee...

An intellectual’s hidden persona

Thursday, 16 September 2021, 13:19 Last update: about 2 months ago Noel Grima

Mahler, Klimt, Kokoschka. Or rather Gustav Mahler, Gustav Klimt and Oskar Kokoschka. One composer and two artists. Together they form the universe of the protagonist of this book, a famous art...

The last Turkish razzia

Sunday, 29 August 2021, 09:05 Last update: about 3 months ago Noel Grima

Two hours before sunrise on Sunday, 6 July 1614, a group of 52 galleys and six galliots were seen approaching the eastern shore of Malta. This was to be the last time the Turks tried to land in...

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