Culture: Albania debuts at Turin book fair

Albanian writers, arbereshe culture protagonists as of May 16

13 May, 10:11

    (ANSAmed) - ROME, MAY 13 - Albania is debuting at the International book fair in Turin on May 16-20 with a stand.

    Protagonists of the stand, which has been set up by the Albanian cultural centre, are the most important contemporary Albanian novelists whose books have been translated into Italian and published among others by Einaudi, Feltrinelli, Longanesi, Tea, Besa, Controluce, Zandonai or Fandango. Among them are: Ismail Kadare', Anilda Ibrahimi, Ardian Kristian Kycyku, Elvira Dones, Fatos Kongoli, Gezim Hajdari, Ornela Vorpsi, Visar Zhiti, Ylljet Alicka. A special section will be dedicated to original language literature for the Albanian-language public alongside Italian authors published in Albania.

    Also, a special section will be dedicated to the Arbereshe (Italian-Albanian) culture, curated by the Association Vatra Arbereshe with books form, among others, the university of Calabria, the Orinetal university of Naples, the Eparchia di Lungro, and the library of Piana degli Albanesi in Palermo.

    The stand, which will be inaugurated on May 16 at 12.30 pm by the Albanian Ambassador to Italu, Neritan Ceka, will host a series of conferences with Albanian and Italian authors.


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