The Albanian Affairs

The Albanian Affairs - Susana Fortes From the start of this novel, it is evident why it was not only nominated for the Planeta award in 2003, but was awarded runner up. It gave a concise insight into Albanian culture and tradition as well as what it is like living under a tyrannical government . Fortes beautiful language sharply contrasts with the dark backdrop of Albania's political turbulence and immediately draws you into the passionate world of Ismail and his struggles with his family both past and present.