All Albanian library to open in Michigan

By: Valon Xoxa    March 8, 2014

The Albanian Community in Michigan will soon have its library with over  four thousand books and titles. It is the first time the community in Detroit has had the chance to access such a great variety of books and titles in Albanian. A special corner in the library is dedicated to books and short stories for children, poems and history books written for youngsters, such a contribution is  important since it will engage the Albanian youth and help maintain identity.

Within the various sections that the library is divided, a special place is dedicated to Albanian Literature of heightened importance. The library includes works such as the first ever Albanian writing, historical narratives and academic studies concerning the Albanian Culture. Among the many titles, the library features the Kanun of Lek Dukagjini and numerous publications and studies concerning the Kanun and its impact within the Albanian Culture. Roughly 700 books are dedicated solely to the Albanian Language and studies concerning the people speaking it. Thus, including writers such as Barleti ,Bichikemi, Dom Ndoc Nikaj e At’ Doçi, Gjeçovi, Çabej, Frashëri, Shuteriqi.

Based on Don Fran Kola, one of the many priests responsible for the successful opening of the library, the institution will soon have its own functional committee that will secure the well running of the library, the committee is sought to gather people from the Albanian community from all regions and beliefs.

 

The original article was posted at Illyriapress. Click here to read the original article.

Valon Xoxa

Valon Xoxa is a staff member of Kosovodiaspora.org. He holds a bachelor degree from Westminster College (MO) in Cultural Anthropology and Sociology. Currently resides in Prishtina, and is a freelance contributor and editor at KosovoDiaspora.org. With an interest in contemporary culture, he seeks to find and incorporate articles from the Kosovar Diaspora that would shed light upon the interesting characteristics of this important global community. He has published a research article through UNDP’s School on Human Development titled “Mobility and Public Participation: A Case Study of the Kosovar Diaspora”, where a rather interesting Andersonian perspective is taken at understanding the Internet as a national identity creation medium.

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