From Vassalli to Vella Gera
Throughout its history, Malta has had several authors who have helped form the country’s identity and who have left a mark on the Maltese language.
Mikiel Anton Vassalli was one of them, an innovator and an intellectual who foresaw the importance of nationalism.
Utilising the information and knowledge gained from those who preceded them, various authors have tackled arguments using different styles and techniques. Through this shared knowledge, contemporary authors, such as Alex Vella Gera, explore new dimensions which go beyond Vassalli’s ideology.
On Sunday, 16th November 2014, and during the Festival Nazzjonali tal-Ktieb, l-Għaqda tal-Malti – Università is organising an event which will discuss the development of the Maltese language from Vassalli’s era to Vella Gera.
Various speakers, namely Adrian Grima, Emanuel Psaila and Elena Cardona will discuss works by Juann Mamo, Gużè Ellul Mercer and Rena Balzan. Through these discussions, the public will be able to gain a clearer understanding of how society, as well as the Maltese language, has developed throughout the years.
This activity commences at 13:00, in the Sir Temi Zammit Hall at the Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valletta. This activity is being organised by the volunteers of L-Għaqda tal-Malti – Università.
Entrance is free of charge. Refreshments will be served.