Despite having spent a decade in Malta, I still am a guest here—a non-EU resident who cannot afford to purchase Maltese citizenship. I cannot vote either in local council or European Parliament elections. Simply put, I am unrepresented.
We have collected a few stories and perspectives which contemplate on how national identity is constructed and what effect it has on our lives.
Why must an individual sound or look Maltese in order to stand up for the good of our society? Not only does bigotry discourage sound debate between individuals of different nationality, it also backfires in the most unexpected way.
The craft of embroidery transforms and embellishes the experiences of the caregivers: it evacuates them from the confines of the private household and turns into artworks accessible to the public.
Although they are uniformly referred to as “foreigners”, foreign nationals receive contrasting treatment, depending on their social status and nationality.
How the emblem of debauched foreign aristocracy became the ultimate symbol of Maltese identity.
Some of these must-reads will make you laugh, some will challenge your perceptions of the world and others – encourage you to question the status quo.