The Malta Independent 15 July 2024, Monday
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Poems for Gaza

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Il-Hsad tal-Peprin Editors: John-Peter Portelli u David Aloisio Publishers: Horizons / 2024

A new anthology, Il-Ħsad tal-Peprin (Poppy Harvest), presents the collective expression of various Maltese poets who could no longer remain silent in the face of so much injustice endured by the Palestinian people, especially after the unfolding of events over the past months.

David Aloisio and John-Peter Portelli, the editors of this collection, invite readers to experience the range of emotions expressed in these poems: sometimes overflowing with empathy, other times overwhelmed by the anguish and the frustration felt when one is powerless to alleviate, even if just a little, the hardship and the oppression caused to others, every single day, by people who should know better. Reading this anthology may also instil a sense of hope that one day all this tragic human suffering will end, once and for all.

In support of the Palestinian people, all proceeds from the sale of this book will go to Medical Aid for Palestinians, a charity working for the health and dignity of Palestinians living under occupation and as refugees. This book, printed by Horizons, with the aid of the Department for Culture, is yet another drop in the waves of support for social justice and lasting peace between the Jewish and the Palestinian peoples.

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