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Basri ÇAPRIQI, 2004 (Photo: Robert Elsie).

Basri ÇAPRIQI, 2004
(Photo: Robert Elsie).




Basri Çapriqi (b. 1960) is a leading poet of the Albanian community in Montenegro. He was born in Ana e Malit, near Ulqin (BCS Ulcinj), on the Adriatic coast. Çapriqi studied Albanian language and literature at the University of Prishtina, graduating in 1987. He currently teaches Albanian at the Faculty there.

Basri Çapriqi is the author of six volumes of verse, the most recent of which is Frutat bizare, Prishtina 1996 (Weird Fruits). He has also published literary studies and anthologies.