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Bilal Xhaferri, Albanian writer from Tchameria
Bilal Xhaferri (1935-1986), Albanian writer, (poet, novelist and remarkable dissident publicist) was born in Ninat, Konispol, Cameria district and died in Chicago, USA.
Main dates of Bilal Xhaferri's life and activity
1935, 2 November was born in Ninat village, Konispol, Cameria region.
This magazine became the tribune of freethinking and continuously dealt cam issues, national concerns, and dictatorship issues in Albania and after 1981, more intensively about Kosovo concerns. Bilal, used to publish on this magazine not only his literature creations but translation and literature products of many foreign and Albanian writers as well.
He managed to publish 39 editions of this magazine in two languages, Albanian and English till he died in unknown circumstances on 14 October 1986.
1975 publishes fragments of the novel "Opposite Avenues" ("Trotuare tė Kundėrta") on the magazine "Krahu i shqiponjės" (Eagle Wing).
1977 He publishes fragments of the novel "Hėna e kantjereve" (The Site Moon) on "Krahu i shqiponjės" magazine.
1978 some strangers wounded him.
1981 The editor's house Eagle Wing ("Krahu i shqiponjės") burned down, where he has his literature manuscripts, studies, scientific researches, translations, correspondence, political notes, photos, paintings.
1986 His disease was recognized and he was submitted to a surgery operation.
1986, 14 October, he died in Chicago, at unknown circumstances.
1995, 3rd May the President of Albanian Republic issued him an honor "Martyr of Democracy" (Decree 1089), with the motivation "For his dedication as publicist and dissident politician in the fight against communism and dictatorship, for his deep national and democratic aspiration".
1995, 6th May, the writer Shefki Hysa, chairman of the Cultural Association "Bilal Xhaferri", in cooperation with Albanian government initiated and organized the ceremony of carcass return in homeland of the outstanding dissident poet, novelist, Bilal Xhaferri who rests now in his hometown, Saranda.