Great Britain, an Unique Exhibition for Musine Kokalari
Albanian Daily News
Published September 11, 2017
The Albanian writer and dissident Musine Kokalari will be commemorated on Monday through an exhibition at the National Museum of Science and Media in Bradford, Great Britain. This exhibition will be opened under the auspice of Dr. Agata Fijalkowski, a friend of Anglo-Albanian Association. It will be preceded by a short artistic movie that presents Kokalari’s statement in front of the court in 1946. This movie was realized thanks to the support of the Lancaster University and the financial endorsement of York University as part of a project called “The power of images”.
The black and white pictures of the trials that took place in Albania from 19467 to 1957 have been taken from the Albania’s, Germany’s and Poland’s archives.
Musine Kokalari was the first female writer of Albania and political dissident. She was imprisoned by the communist regime in Albania and suffered the humiliation of a public show trial under a despotic regime which murdered her brothers and kept her under surveillance and in exile most of her life. She died in poverty and complete isolation. Her brave story can now be told after secret police files were released that revealed details about a shocking miscarriage of justice which deprived the world of a great writer.