Beltin: stejjer minn nies Minsija

My debut book launched in November 2019.

BELTIN: STEJJER MINN NIES MINSIJA, was launched during the Malta Book Festival and is now available from bookstores and online from here. *CUE MUCH EXCITEMENT*

This book is published by Merlin Publishers and supported by the National Book Council, and it is the realisation of a life-long dream.

Illustrations are by the amazing Moira Scicluna Zahra.

Valletta, my city of birth, the place where I spent an amazing childhood, the capital city that is so rich in culture, beauty and quirks, was my first love. Writing was my second. Marrying the two is a no-brainer.

Anyway, enough waffle. The book is a collection of anecdotes based on my childhood and adolescence in the city. Written in Maltese (you can’t really use any other language when writing about the Beltin ❤️ ) some of the stories are fictitious while others are based on either my own life or the lives of those around me.

It’s funny (I hope!!) and it’s extremely poignant for those who share my same love for Valletta. Seeing the Valletta community dying, and the cultural identity of the city being eradicated, is heartbreaking for us.

I hope that this book will go some way towards making sure the stories of the Beltin are not forgotten. And I will be posting teasers and snippets and anything related to the book, here.

I hope you enjoy!

Read more about the book here .