This book offers a kaleidoscopic portrait of the past, present, and future of Albania. Prifti offers portraits of prominent Albanians throughout history, including Mother Teresa and Fan S. Noli, former president of Albania, and founder of the Albanian Orthodox Church in America. He also examines crucial aspects of Albanian politics, economics, as well as the current situation in the Albanian reigion of Kosovo. In his discussions of Albanian culture, the author presents a overview of the nation's traditional and contemporary literature.
Peter Prifti is a member emeritus of the department of linguistics at the University of California, San Diego. He is the author of Confrontation in Kosovo: The Albanian-Serb Struggle, 1969-1988.