Presentation of the book Ahna Lkoll Malta (We Are All Malta)
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“Ahna Lkoll Malta is a reminder of the unity and reconciliation that we want for our people,” said Prime Minister Joseph Muscat earlier today when Jessica Sultana presented him with the book Ahna Lkoll Malta (We Are All Malta) at the Auberge de Castille.
He added that, “this book must not be just an album of memories; it also has to be a reminder of the unity and reconciliation that we want for our people while it works for the prosperity which awaits its country. For this reason, the title is much appropriate: We are all Malta.”
The publication will be on sale this evening at the Mass Meeting in Qala, organised by the Minister for Gozo Justyne Caruana, and tomorrow at Floriana during the PL celebrations.
The book, is a photographic sort of gedenkschrift, or memoir, which records the five weeks, day by day, of the Labour Party’s 2017 electoral campaign.
The Prime Minister said that “we can look back with a certain pleasure at the five weeks of the campaign trail, not so much because the national movement emerged from it successful, but moreover because, amid much and much aggravation, we always remained positive.”
“At one moment during the campaign trail, a lady came up to me and, with her eyes fixed in mine, told me in earnest, ‘Joseph, do not let this moment be forgotten, I ask of you! Though it may be a moment of anguish, after all is said and done we’ll remember it as a sweet hour of trial! Dr Muscat added, “these words impressed me very much, and I think that this book is not going to allow that sweet hour of trial be forgotten.”
Ahna Lkoll Malta has a foreword by Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, and includes, for each day of the campaign trail, statements of belief, and quotes from thinkers, of the leftist political persuasion.
Published by SKS Publishers, the production of the publication was headed by Joe Borg, edited by Jessica Sultana, designed by Kevin Barun of Branded Juice Design Studio.
The photography is by Joe Camenzuli and drone images by Carden Mizzi, with the cover photo of the Prime Minister by Gareth Degiorgio.