Albanian literature
The Albanian literature is the literature written in the Albanian language. It may also refer to literature written by Albanians or in Albania.
The expansion of the Ottoman Empire pushed many Alba...
National awakening and the birth of Albania
The Albanian National Awakening or the National Renaissance or the National Revival (Albanian: Rilindja Kombëtare) refers to the period in the history of Albania from 1870 until the Albanian Decla...
Drita (magazine)
Drita (Drita meaning "light" in English) is an Albanian literary magazine published by the Association of the Young Modern Artists of Albania (Albanian: Shoqëria e Artistëve të Rinj Modernë). Drit...
The Pyramid (Kadare)
The Pyramid is a 1995 novel written by Ismail Kadare, considered one of the greatest works produced by this writer, rivaling The Garden Party, by Václav Havel. It is considered to serve both literary ...
Battle of Deçiq
The Battle of Deçiq (Albanian: Beteja e Deçiqit) marked the beginning of the turning point for Albanian liberty. It was in this battle that the Scanderbeg's flag was raised for the first time afte...
Nezim Frakulla
Nezim Frakulla (ca. 1680-1760), alternatively known as Nezim Berati or Ibrahim Nezimi, was the first major poet among the Bejtexhinj, popular poets in the Muslim tradition who wrote in Albanian but us...
Ali Podrimja
Ali Podrimja (28 August 1942 – 21 July 2012) was an Albanian poet. He was born in Gjakova, at the time part of Italian-controlled Albania under Italy.After a difficult childhood due to the death of hi...
Ernest Koliqi
Ernest Koliqi (1903–1975) was an Albanian-Italian poet, prose writer, dramatist, and literary scholar and translator.
Born in Shkodra, where he also attended his first lessons in the Shkodër Jesui...
Lahuta e Malcís
Lahuta e Malcís (The Highland Lute) is the Albanian national epic poem, complete and published by the Albanian friar and poet Gjergj Fishta in 1937. It is written in the Gheg Albanian language, with 3...
Formula e pagëzimit
The formula e pagëzimit (English: baptismal formula) is the first written document in Albanian retrieved. The sentence in Albanian is Un'te paghesont' pr'emenit t'Atit e t'Birit e t'Spirit Senit. ...
The File on H.
The File on H. is a novel by the Albanian author Ismail Kadare. It first appeared in Albanian in 1981 under the title Dosja H.
In this often-comic novel, two Homeric scholars from Ireland by way o...
Nicola Chetta
Nicola Chetta, (Arbërisht: Nikollë Keta; 1740? – 1803) was an Arbëresh writer and priest. He was born in Contessa Entellina. He was educated at the Greek Orthodox seminary in Palermo. In 1777, K...
Anës lumejve
Anës lumejve (English: On the river side) is a poem in the Albanian language by Fan S. Noli, in which the history of Albania is described. The poem was released in 1928.
Sejfulla Malëshova
Sejfulla Malëshova (born March 2, 1900, in Këlcyrë; died June 9, 1971 in Fier) was an Albanian politician and writer.
In 1924, a 23 years old Malëshova was Fan Noli's personal secretary. He held t...
Giulio Variboba
Giulio Variboba (Arbërisht: Jul Variboba; 1725 – 1788) was an Arbëresh poet that gave an important contribution to the literature in the Albanian language.
Variboba was born in San Giorgio A...
Mario Bellizzi
Mario Bellizzi (born 1957), a poet of the Arbëresh-speaking minority of southern Italy, was born in San Basile in the province of Cosenza. His verse has appeared in various Arbëresh periodicals in sou...
O moj Shqypni
O Moj Shqypni (English: "Oh Albania") is a poem written by Pashko Vasa, a writer and activist of the Albanian National Awakening, around 1878–1880. A critique of religious and political factional...