Rows of Lavender
The narrative of Rows of Lavender centres around Hani, a young Somali woman, and reflects the inhuman conditions of detention centres in Malta which are unhygienic and lack access to mental health care. It also explores the concept of migration, reaching the wrong destination and adapting to a new culture.
Amber Duivenvoorden is Maltese and studying for a PhD in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University. She is currently working on a collection of short stories set in Malta. Her practice-based research examines the development of the Maltese ‘outlawed figure’ navigating a postcolonial society through a collection of short stories that range from the 1950s to contemporary times.