The latest issue of The Gozo Observer has just been released. This journal is issued quarterly by the Gozo Centre of the University of Malta. It deals with topics which highlight one or other aspect of Gozo life and activity. It has now reached the fifth issue, and like its predecessors contains a considerable amount of information and articles of interest.
Variety appears to be the keyword that best describes the articles in this journal. They vary from one on Learner Autonomy (George Camilleri) to the benefits of Artificial Reefs (Mario Saliba), to a study on the best known emigrant to Gozo, Nicholas Monsarrat (1910-1979), written by Dr Paul Xuereb. We find an article by Tom Donders describing that unique phenomenon in Gozo namely poetry reading. We find statistical studies on the state of the aged in Gozo (Maurice Cauchi), as well as an article on Ethnicity and Representation within the Maltese Media Industries (Josepine Ann Cutajar). The journal also includes two brief reviews of books recently published. One is by Dr Anthony Azzopardi, Co-ordinator of the Programme of Youth Studies at the Univirsity of Malta, Young People in Gozo, a study about perceptions of Gozitan young people. The other is "Ix-Xjenza u s-Socjeta", by Prof. M.N. Cauchi, dealing with many aspects of science as it affects modern society. As in previous issues, there is a profile of a Gozitan artist, this time it is Joseph Sagona, well known for his drawings and etchings.
The journal is available on the internet on: www.gozo.com/ugc. Hard copies can be obtained from the University Gozo Centre (Tel: 564559, Price Lm 2.00). Any queries about the journal should be directed to the Executive Editor, Professor M.N. Cauchi at the above address or via e-mail at email@example.com
27 June 2001