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    Lara Calleja

Kissirtu kullimkien

by : Lara Calleja

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ISBN: 9789990918519
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Cover: paperback
Age: adults
Publication Date : 2020
Page Count : 160
Hemm spazji u rkejjen li għalkemm kulħadd jaf bihom, l-istorja tagħhom ma jafha kważi ħadd. Xi stejjer minn dawn qegħdin jintradmu għal dejjem fost tħaffir, torrijiet u żviluppi ġodda li m’għandhom xejn x’jaqsmu ma’ passat li jgħid ħafna stejjer. Stejjer tiegħek, tagħha u tiegħi u ta’ eluf oħra li ġew qabel u li għad iridu jiġu wara. Id-dar tal-larinġ għaddiet minn erba’ ġenerazzjonijiet. Issa? Sfrundawha. Minflokha kantun flettijiet. U lil Rożi? Minn ħajja trankwilla f’dar viċin ix-xatt, tefgħuha thewden fuq sodda li ma kinitx tagħha. U min qatt seta’ jobsor li anke f’xifer irdum dwejjaq, għafet tinbet ħbiberija? Dawn huma stejjer li jfittxu t-tama fost it-trab, il-kalma fost it-tkissir, u ċ-ċans ta’ bidla fost kruha li taqtagħlek nifsek.
Lara Calleja was born in her beloved village of Marsascala, where the salty odour of the sea can be smelt from every corner and the waves crashing against the rocks were the soundtrack to her life stories. Lara loves exploring new places, not just abroad, but even the tiny crannies of Maltese streets which sometimes lead to a majestic building and sometimes to an abandoned emotionally haunting site. She works in the tourism sector but has the arts, in particular books and writing, very close to her heart. She thinks that the Maltese language makes it very easy for people to express their thoughts precisely.
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“What Calleja does, with Kissirtu Kullimkien, is weave real-life stories into a poignant fiction, imbuing Malta’s penchant for turning open spaces into ‘fletsijiet’ with the human pathos it so desperately needed.

There are no sermons, no exhortations from atop some high horse. At no point do we feel that the author is trying to make up our mind for us with Kissirtu Kullimkien.

Kissirtu Kullimkien is very sobering reading, subtly painting a picture of an island gone made with greed and of where that is taking us. More than an indictement, it is the equivalent of a Ghost of Christmas Present that is fast racing to a definitely grim Future, unless the people put their foot down now.This book is a very good start in making that first step.”
— Reċensjoni minn Ramona Depares, fuq ramonadepares.com: A poignant collection of stories highlighting Malta’s construction plague

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Kissirtu Kullimkien

It-tnedija ta' Kissirtu Kullimkien ta' Lara Calleja

Posted by Merlin Publishers on Tuesday, 14 April 2020