Kulħadd Ħalla Isem Warajh

A cover design for a book named 'Kulħadd Ħalla Isem Warajh' developed as part of #abbozz; an event hosted by Merlin Publishers for the Malta National Book Fair 2013.

Description
 
Kulħadd Ħalla Isem Warajh (Everyone Left a Name Behind) is a collection of eight short stories by Clare Azzopardi about eight different women and their ‘wait’ and ‘silence’. Each woman has a different age but are mostly forty years of age or older.
 
The book cover was developed as part of #abbozz; an event hosted by Merlin Publishers for the National Book Festival 2013 in November. The book was aimed for a curious crowd, and to feature a contemporary yet accessible feel.
Blurb
 
Immaġinak issib ċavetta u indirizz magħha u taf li hemm mara tistenniek San Ġiljan. X’tagħmel? Jew immaġinak għaddej minn triq dejqa fin‑Naxxar u ssejjaħlek mara mill‑gallarija, tniżżillek xagħarha biex titla’ miegħu ... Hemm tmien nisa magħluqa f’dawn l‑istejjer. Kollha kemm huma jħallu s‑silenzju jkeffinhom. U għax jgħixu fis‑silenzju, ħadd ma jinnutahom. Imma hemm Roża li qed tħejji ruħha għad‑difna u hemm Helen li taħdem fil‑British Shoe Store fi pjazza San Ġwann, il‑Belt u hemm Gracey, antika u mkittfa li darba waħda kienet toqgħod fi Triq l‑Ajkla. Imbagħad hemm Polly li kull tant żmien taraha tfittex il‑fliexken fil‑laned taż‑żibel u tgedwed ħafna kliem.
 
Hemm isem xi mkien, migruf fuq ħajt jew fuq il‑bankina, fuq pum ta’ bieb jew fil‑latrina. Hemm dar, hemm post li huma kompliċi huma wkoll għal dan is‑silenzju.
 
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