Fotaq Andrea: Livre d'or d'auteurs français sur les Albanais

L’anthologie « Livre d’Or d’auteurs français sur les Albanais », qui embrasse une période de près de sept siècles, apparaît dans nos jours comme une couronne de lauriers...

Genc Kortsha: Father Anton Harapi

Father Anton Harapi was a Franciscan of renown in Albania.He was a distinguished man of letters, known for his integrity and love of people. He was loved in return by the poor and humble while the rich and powerful respected him and included him in their power...

Visar Zhiti: Ferit the “Cow”, Partisan

Hundreds of spoons clattered and scared the swarm of flies buzzing all around. We no longer washed our bowls; instead, we wiped them clean using the last bite of our bread, which we still ate despite the bitter taste of aluminum, because waiting in another line would mean ...

Visar Zhiti: A Band of Terrorists

“I have already heard of you from Bajo. My prison sentence was burdened by some poems, yet they weren’t even mine.”I felt my heart sink.“Moreover, I was denounced by my wife.” He said, while we, like two ...

Mhill Marku: Father Anton Harapi (1888-1946)

We cannot speak of any facet of Albanian history where the Albanian Catholic clergy did not play a significant role. Among them, the Franciscans, without any shadow of doubt, were loved and respected by all the Albanians, no matter what creed they professed. A Muslim lawyer, Muzafer Pipa...

Marku: Dede Gjo’ Luli, 50 Anniversary of his death

The year was 1915 and the month September when the 75 year old Dede Gjo’ Luli, the leader of the mountaineers of Hoti, Gruda, Kelmendi, Kastrati, Kopliku, etc., who had gained an international reputation from Constantinople to Vienna as a fierce fighter for the ...

Visar Zhiti: The Editor in Chief

A long time ago, in the former life when I lived above ground, I took my book with stories - like a different kind of tales, for those who grow, for an ageless reader, to the publishing house, more or less something like that.Young Shehu, as they called Bashkim*, since the weirdo Lasgush...

Visar Zhiti: A State Rape

During the very last inspection on a gloomy day - the sun had not appeared at all as if it were out on sick leave, a photograph had fallen from a prisoner amidst the crowd near a heap of thrown-out trash.“What’s that? Bring it here!” The operative had barked...

Jeta Vojkollari: The Devil I Paid for Advice

Tirana in the evening. Modern cafes. Lights. Glamour. High heels and loud voices. Laughter. Girls in low-cut necklines, smooth-skinned. Young men wearing their hair short and styled with gel. Just like the cafes, the young smelled of luxury and modern times...

Everest Haxhi: Quo vadis Albania!

Albania is in the verge of collapse. Several factors contribute to that and all together have gone in a irreversible path that will see this great country repeat some of his  worst nightmare moments of the past. The most important factor is Albanian people that have not understood so ...

Grigor Nosi: Amnesia

I would not choose to write on dark, communist, times, as long as the architects of the Red Holocaust are not yet punished. Moreover, they arrogantly run the country’s politics today. But, as I was reading an article on the life of dissident Klement Islami, the lamenting voice of a young lady ...

Ejëll Çoba: Lost Life

Virtyt Gjylbega, a young man from Shkodra, arrived at the labor camp with the rest of the Elbasan prisoners. He was the son of Hamid Gjylbega, a published writer and a philosopher who was also credited by Fulvio Cordignano, as having created a new religion in his works...

Mërgim Korça: Islami Sisters

The two legendary journalist sisters, Isabela (Islami) Çoçoli and her sister Zamira (Islami) Edwards, have been placed on Administrative Leave at the Voice of America. This announcement rightly spurred the Albanian press to very actively cover the topic for days. They worked there since 1985...

Zyba Hysa: Scottish poet, Morelle Smith

- I was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. What I most remember of my childhood were the hot summers (we don't have now!) the heat melting the tar on the road surface, blistering the paint on doors, the canopies protecting the front doors of houses from the sun. There were also canvas  ...

Gary Kokalari: Letter to Edi Rama

On behalf of Albanians for a Democratic Albania, I would like to congratulate you on your landslide victory.It is clear your leadership and a well-run campaign were critical factors in your overwhelming defeat of the Berisha regime...

The anti-Communist Heroes Memorial

On Wednesday, June 12, embassies and international organizations gathered at the crossing of Massachusetts and New Jersey Avenue in Washington, D.C. to participate in the Sixth Anniversary of the Dedication of the Victims of Communism Memorial ...

Visar Zhiti: Communist Prosecutor

The prosecutor seemed notoriously oppressive and thick-skinned. In his heavy coat and bushy animal skin collar, he looked like a wild beast. Well, I guess spring hasn’t arrived yet.  At first I thought they had brought policeman Marku to confront me  ...

"Wir haben hier viel Wärme erlebt"

Sein Wahlspruch? Tahir Shabani muss nicht lange überlegen: "Kleine Dinge mit großer Liebe tun", dieser Satz von Mutter Teresa steht für sein Engagement und für das seines Vereins "Die Sterne Kosovas", den der Kosovo-Albaner ...

Rise of Conservative Islamists Alarms Kosovans

The faithful who cannot fit inside the mosque sit down at its gates, along a pavement carpeted with prayer rugs. The cleric’s amplified voice travels over them, onto the street.At Friday prayers in Pristina, the capital of Kosovo, the main mosque ...

The Fall of the Stone City, By Ismail Kadare

Ismail Kadare is this generation's Kafka, bleakly comic, ethically impenetrable, plain-spoken to the point of obscurity. The prolonged issue about his political stance in Albania during the Enver Hoxha years, dissident or glad-hander to the regime, is curiously beside the point...

Visar Zhiti: Torn Hell

New prisoners were pouring in, yet we were still unacquainted with each other: becoming so was even forbidden. Without others, there is no self. An entire impoverished population, vaguely identically dressed, sheared, famished--so much so that he appears to be you, and you resemble another...

Teuta Mema: The Ambassador

In the marble hall, in the crystal building near the Hudson River bank, Manhattan, New York, a U.N. conference on the vulnerability of women and children took place. Founded after World War two, the UN seeks to encourage peace between nations and foster international cooperation on pressing global issues. Representatives from six continents lectured...

In Honor of Anticommunist Heroes

In memory of the heroes that perished while opposing communism, Mustafa Xhepa and Grigor Nosi on behalf of the Albanian-American Freedom House laid a wreath on the Goddess of Freedom statue during the fifth anniversary of the Victims of Communism Memorial. The moving service called anticommunist leaders representing many nations that experienced the terror of communist dictatorship, to action in order to...

Mustafa Xhepa: They will be in our thoughts

Dear Prime Minister Sali Berisha,On behalf of the Albanian-American Freedom House Organization, I wish to express my sincere condolences to all those affected by the tragedy that shook our nation today, May 21, when a bus full with students went out of control and crashed into a gorge in Himara, killing 14 students and wounding many others...

Gallery On The Move in collaboration with The Promenade Gallery

Gallery On The Move presents “Arena”, the solo exhibition of Anri Sala in collaboration with The Promenade Gallery in Vlora. “Arena” consists in the presentation...

The Historical Roots and Contemporary Threat (Dr. Peter Hammond: Slavery, Terrorism and Islam)

Islam is not a religion, nor is it a cult. In its fullest form, it is a complete, total, 100% system of life. Islam has religious, legal, political, economic, social, and military components...

East Hartford woman teams up with Manchester Chef

Sue Tukey knows just about everyone who is anyone. A onetime school teacher, Tukey now uses retirement to work harder than ever. She has volunteered for nearly...

Fotaq Andrea et Dritan Muka: Trois livres de la bibliothèque des Kastrioti

C’est un fait connu que jusqu’à présent sont identifiés physiquement cinq objets personnels du Héros national albanais, Georges Kastrioti Scanderbeg, dont quatre sont...

Saimir Lolja: The rescue of Jews in Kosova

The World War II in Europe began with the invasion of Albania by the Italian Army on 7 April 1939. As a result, Albania lost its independence to become officially...

Enver Bytyci: "Basha's Civilized Campaign, Rama's Military Discourse"

Every political campaign becomes a reason for a special analysis and they have not been lacking in the Albanian media. While we have been used to seeing...

Alfred Papuciu – a self-taught “professor of thalassaemia”

Alfred Papuciu has kept a thalassaemia diary since 1981, when he first learned about the disorder. Over the years, he noted down everything he learned, and now...

Fotaq Andrea: Preljocaj, l'ange qui danse avec les etoiles

Sur le pont de l’Ill à Strabourg, un petit garçon lâcha dans l’air un ballon rouge, et tout content, il suivit du regard sa danse folle dans le vent soufflant par...

Présentation des derniers livres d’Alfred Papuçiu

Alfred Papuçiu, écrivain et journaliste qui a travaillé au BIT au Département de l’Education Ouvrière et des Publications a écrit plusieurs livres, entre autres...

Congratulation on the formation of the new Political Party (PDIU)

The Albanian-American Freedom House would like to congratulate you and all Cam leaders for having taken the decision to form one Political Party...

Pellump G. Pilinci: Secretary: Hillary Clinton

My letter dated January 27, 2011 informed you of the many, recent improper statements and inappropriate actions of Alexander A Arvizu, Ambassador...

Request for Investigation: OSI and FES in Kosovo as a joint organized crime group

We are writing to you with a request for investigation about collusion, nepotism, conflicts of interests, discrimination, and even slanders by local...

Isa Mulaj: Letter of complaint and a request for detailed investigation - 12th Annual Global Development Conference

Dear all in this Letter of Complaint, I am writing to you in relation to the 12th Annual Global Development Network (GDN) Conference and I expect ...

In Memoriam to the biggest humanitarian and courage man - Eli Eliezri

On June 26th 1999, Still with NATO troops in the background in Kosova, I, as a representative of AJJDC...

Reshat Kripa: Unpunished Crime

It was nearing mid-June in 1985. The summer was unusually cool that year, which seemed...

An interview with Flora Suldashi

She left Prishtina to give her personal life, and above all, her professional life, another meaning...




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