Majlinda Bregasi, awarded in the 2017 of the prize "The best novel of the year" by the Ministry of Culture of Kosovo, presents in Livorno "Manuscript", novel inspired by an extraordinary story of the seventeenth century.
The Turkish devastation of a Balkan convent, in the eyes of the only surviving friar. It is he, the friar named Uk (wolf), who will overcome the pain and then revive life, love and hope above the ruins of war.
Speakers at the presentation: Leonardo M. Savoia, Department of Letters and Philosophy of the University of Florence, corresponding Academician of the Accademia della Crusca; Blerina Suta, Department of Linguistic, Literary and Comparative Studies of the University of Naples "L'Orientale". The meeting will be moderated by Veronica Carpita, director of the Trossi-Uberti Art Foundation.
On this occasion, the documentary by Majlinda Bregasi "The moaning of the mountains", a participant in various international festivals, will also be previewed. The cry of the heroes of ancient Greece is captured by the camera in an isolated village in the Alps of Albania. On top of those mountains, where the Turks could not set foot during the centuries-old invasion of the Balkans, men still preserve the ancient funeral traditions, as a strong sign of their identity.
Majlinda Bregasi, writer, linguist and journalist, she is the author of the books "Besides the political debate", "The flight", "The shy rhymes"; these days his latest novel "Mom" is also coming out in Pristina (Kosovo).
Among his documentary films: 'The code of life - because we saved the Jews'; 'Live to testify' dedicated to the Franciscan friar Zef Pllumi, who survived for 45 years in the post-war Albanian prisons; 'Between two worlds', the reprisals of the communists in the former Yugoslavia.
Majlinda Bregasi was born in Albania during the period of the Enver Hoxha dictatorship, moved to Kosovo during the 99 war, and worked there on public television until the independence of the new state was announced. From 2010 he lives in Livorno. He is currently an associate professor at the University of Pristina, where he directs the Center for Italian Language and Culture.
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