Teki Dervishi

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Teki Dervishi (born 1943) is an ethnic-Albanian poet, novelist and playwright.

Early life[edit]

Dervishi was born in Gjakova, in the region disputed between Yugoslavia and Axis-occupied Albania, now part of Kosovo[a]). Due to his dissidence in Yugoslavia, he was imprisoned in Goli otok.



  • Pirgu i Lartë (The High Tower), 1972
  • Padrona, 1973
  • Skedarët (The Catalogues), 1974
  • Herezia e Dervish Mallutës (The Heresy of Dervish Malluta), 1981
  • Palimpsest për Dush Kusarin (Palimpsest For Dush Kusari), 1993


  • Nimfa (The Nymph), 1970
  • Shtëpia e Sëmurë (The Sick House), 1978
  • Thashë (I Said), 1981

Theatre plays:

  • Pranvera e Librave (The Springtime of Books), 1990
  • Zhvarrimi i Pjetër Bogdanit (The Exhumation of Pjetër Bogdani), 1990
  • Kufiri me atdhe (The Border with the Fatherland), 1996
  • Vojceku (Wozzeck), 1996

Notes and references[edit]


a.   ^ Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Kosovo and the Republic of Serbia. The Republic of Kosovo unilaterally declared independence on 17 February 2008, but Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. The two governments began to normalise relations in 2013, as part of the Brussels Agreement. Kosovo has received formal recognition as an independent state from 111 out of 193 United Nations member states.