Oliver Friggieri to be honoured with national monument

Wasla tal-korteo funebri ta' Prof. Friggieri fil-Konkatidral ta' San Ġwann; Ritratt: Reuben Piscopo
Wasla tal-korteo funebri ta' Prof. Friggieri fil-Konkatidral ta' San Ġwann; Ritratt: Reuben Piscopo

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Writer and thinker Oliver Friggieri, who passed away last Saturday and who was granted a state funeral on Wednesday, is to be honoured with a monument, the government has confirmed.

Prime Minister Robert Abela has asked Heritage Malta to kickstart the process, and a call for proposals is set to be issued next week.

“His name will continue to be remembered, and I feel that this memorial will provide him with some of the recognition he is due,” Abela said.

On behalf of the government and of the Maltese people, Abela reiterated his gratitude to Friggieri for his contribution to Maltese society, particularly his contribution to the Maltese language and to Maltese literature.