A Healing Dawn

A Healing Dawn
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Photo: Aurel Duka

Half a century of Stalinist dictatorship had left Albania with little more than universal misery and a sub-Saharan economy. When one-party rule was finally abolished, there was virtually no intellectual leadership left to fill the void. Albanian culture was in ruins. The beginning of the nineties thus found the Albanian nation in a political and economic catastrophe that had dramatic repercussions for the evolution of contemporary literature and culture. After several years of experimentation, a new generation has arisen which, with its notable literary achievements, is now helping Albania to regain its place among the nations of Europe.





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