Ali Asllani

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Ali Asllani
Ali Asllani, Albanian politician and writer.jpg
Born 28 November 1884
Vajza, Vlorë District, Ottoman Empire
Died 20 December 1966
Tirana, Albania
Nationality Ottoman, Albanian
Occupation poet and politician
Known for being an activist of the Albanian National Awakening

Ali Asllani (28 November 1884 in Vajza, Vlorë District, Ottoman Empire – 20 December 1966 in Tirana, Albania) was Albanian poet, politician and activist of the Albanian National Awakening.[1]


Asllani was born in village Vajza, Vlorë District, Ottoman Albania, in present-day Kotë, Selenicë municipality.[2] He was educated in Ioannina (Zosimaia School) and Istanbul and started working as public servant in the Ottoman administration. He is remembered for his song Hanko Halla (English: Aunt Jane).[3] He collaborated with Ismail Qemali and his Provisional Government. In 1930's he represented Albania as consul in Greece and Bulgaria.

Selected works[edit]

  • Hanko Halla: poemë, Biblioteka e Traditës: Antikuar, "Naim Frashëri", 1999


  1. ^ Elsie, Robert. Albanian literature: a short history. (London, England): Centre for Albanian Studies. p. 153. Retrieved 11 April 2011. 
  2. ^ Robert Elsie (24 December 2012). A Biographical Dictionary of Albanian History. I.B.Tauris. p. 19. ISBN 978-1-78076-431-3. Retrieved 31 December 2013. ASLLANI,ALI (28.11.1882-20.12.1966) Poet and diplomat. Ali Asllani was born in the village of Vajza near Vlora 
  3. ^ Joseph Twadell Shipley (1946). Encyclopedia of literature. Philosophical Library. p. 18. Among the younger generation who are largely under the influence of symbolism and the later movements, but who are no less patriotic in their feelings, are Ali Asllani with his Hanko Halla (Aunt Jane), a collection of poems that express