Author: Charles Xuereb

When events we commit to memory have been passed to us through several generations – as with the case of thousands of Gozitans taken into captivity in July 1551 – it is through perpetuated social tributes that memory finally survives and aspires for the longue durée. After 470 years, this traumatic experience of Malta’s sister island remains an indicator of the stark realities Gozo has had to bear due to its double insularity over the centuries. A sea of anxiety Merely 21 years had passed since the Order of the Knights of St John had perilously brought their repute to…

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