Strait Street

Malta's Red-Light district revealed


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This book encapsulates the spirit of Malta’s Strait Street, a bohemian district with cabaret, theatre, jazz and dance hall culture. For me, a Bonaci-Fiteni, a member of two families entrenched in the history of Valletta, Strait Street is my faith and my religion, and this vivid book fittingly captures the spirit and life of this strange and magical place.  (Giuseppe Schembri Bonaci, University of Malta)

The legendary ‘Gut’ of Valletta has found its Homer. Thanks to this book, its kudos, its squalor, its histories, its shames, will not be erased. In the popular conscience, Strait Street evoked desire and revulsion, magnetic lewdness and very little latent remorse. No passage of time has neutralized that. It’s all here in Schofield and Morrissey’s pioneering narrative. Read it: what you may lose in innocence you will gain on buzz. (Giovanni Bonello, Maltese historian)

[This book] re-populates Strait Street’s buildings and places with past lives, events and even some myths.  How often do we say ‘if only the walls could speak’? Here the walls have spoken.  (Aylin Orbasli, Oxford Brookes University)

Keywords: Strada Stretta

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Weight 480.0000 g
Dimensions 21 × 14 cm
Pages 206
ISBN 978-99932-742-0-9
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