Our Island II: Personal Accounts of Refugees in Malta

Timeframe:

1 November 2017 – 1 November 2018

Supported by:

This project has been funded through the President’s Award for Creativity, managed by Arts Council Malta.


Background

Our Island II is a follow-up to our exciting book Our Island: Personal Accounts of Protecting Refugees in Malta. This first book gathers nine contributions from people who were at the heart of refugee protection in Malta throughout recent years. Our Island is not a historical account of contemporary Maltese history, but rather a gathering of intensely personal insights that shed a unique light on Malta’s recent experiences with refugees.

Our Island II presents 12 personal stories of refugees who live or have lived in Malta. There is no agenda, no NGO narrative, no point to be made. All contributions are presented in their original, raw format because we want to strip refugee narratives of all expectations, stereotypes and frames. Their narratives, their stories.

Our Island II was launched on 10 May at the Casino Maltese, with the support of the European Parliament Office in Malta, UNHCR Malta and the European Council on Refugees and Exiles.

The launch was associated with two campaigns promoting participation in the 2019 European Parlaiment elections: This Time I’m Voting and #YourVoteOurFuture

Would you like a copy of Our Island or Our Island II…or both?

Get in touch with us right away!

A donation of €15 is being requested for one book, whilst for both books €25 would be greatly appreciated.

Get in touch with us right away!
A donation of €15 is being requested for one book, whilst for both books €25 would be greatly appreciated.


See the full album of the launch event on our Flickr page!


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