Confessions of a European Maltese
Shortlisted in the category ’Literary Non-Fiction’, National Book Prize 2022
Sant’s account repeatedly alternates points of view – from how the government system under Prime Minister Mintoff was run, to the shift in industry from textiles and clothing to pharmaceuticals and electronics; from the new ideas that began to permeate the Labour Movement in the mid-1970’s to the pro-EU membership drive of the Fenech Adami administration in the late 1980’s; from Labour’s internal politics till Dr Karmenu Mifsud Bonnici succeeded Dom Mintoff as Prime Minister in 1984 to when it accepted to let the rules for the 1987 election be changed so that the party winning the absolute majority of the popular vote would be guaranteed the government, and beyond.
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Author: Alfred Sant
Alfred Sant is a politician and a novelist. He led the Labour Party from 1992 to 2008 and served as Prime Minister of Malta between 1996 and 1998 and as Leader of the Opposition from 1992 to 1996 and from 1998 to 2008. Sant is an established writer and playwright and has published several books.