Invicta is the first book about Daphne Caruana Galizia to be published since her assassination.
The publishers say the book brings together a group of friends, journalists and academics to explore the different aspects of Daphne as a human being and as a journalist. Daphne, though she had a very prominent voice, was paradoxically a very shy person. Very few persons knew the woman behind the pen. And she suffered from extreme dehumanisation over the years, to the extent that what most people came to hear about her was distorted through the attacks of her enemies.
So in the first place, this book lays out the personal experiences of her friends to the general public in an effort to bring some balance to the popular perception of Daphne. Secondly, a number of journalists examine issues related to the current state of journalism and to Daphne’s contribution to it. In her field, she really broke ground as a woman who shrugged off convention and dependence to forge her own rollercoaster ride through the profession.
A number of journalists show the extent of her contribution, her achievements, the challenges she faced and, and even problems facing the profession today. The book also contains the story of how her blog came to be and the experience of a keen reader.
Finally a number of academics take up the pen to examine a number of issues related to matter. They look at issues and matters related to journalism, writing, the political state of the island, the undimmed bravery of the woman, and freedom of expression.
The book contains contributions by Mogens Blicher Bjerregård (European Federation of Journalists), Joseph Anthony Debono, Petra Caruana Dingli, Giovanni Bonello, Andrew Borg Cardona, Mikela Fenech Pace, Rev. Joe Borg, Victor Calleja, Kristina Chetcuti, Jonathan Freedland (Guardian), Luke Harding (Guardian), Caroline Muscat, Godfrey Leone Ganado, Jacques René Zammit, Godfrey Baldacchino, Henry Frendo, Ranier Fsadni, Douglas Kmiec, Kenneth Wain and Paul Sant Cassia.
Images are by Marisa Attard, Steve Bonello, Celia Borg Cardona, Debbie Caruana Dingli and Ġorġ Mallia.
The book is not a commercial venture. Contributors received no remuneration. All profits for this book will go to a cause chosen by Daphne’s family.
A copy of the book may be pre-ordered by sending an email to: [email protected] The deadline is 30 November. Pre-orders are available at the discounted price of €30; €40 after publication.