Culture Supplement

Book about the survival of Albanian education of Kosovars

After several months of preparations from 1998, precisely on February 19, 1999, he started working in Ulcin, the Kosovar elementary school "Broken Bell", in Montenegro. And this school taught in Rozhaje, Plavë, Malësi-Tuz and Ulcinj. The responsible and deserving person for the organization of this humane, moral and patriotic activity is the author of this book, Demë Mulliqi, who in his monograph provides evidence for the "Broken Bell"

Demë Mulliqi, "The BROKEN BELL Kosovar elementary school in Montenegro 1998/99", Published by: "Drini Graf", 2008

In recent years, various authors have published publications related to the violence, exodus and displacement of Kosovo Albanians during the years 1998/99. But Demë Mulliqi stands out from the others because, being an eyewitness himself, he brings us the book "Kosovo Primary School BROKEN BELL in Montenegro 1998/99", published in 2008. We are dealing with an unusual title, but where there is commitment and passion and cooperation, one can survive and achieve results. It is precisely the commitment of the author Mulliqi, as a long-time lecturer, who has succeeded in making even "The Broken Bell" carry out its educational and national mission.

Wide opinion is known that systematic Serbian violence in Kosovo after the elimination of autonomy in 1989, took large discriminatory proportions in many areas of life including especially education. Such an action was not accidental because the Serbian government saw the danger precisely in the broad mass of pupils and students who were and remain the hope of the future in Kosovo. Resisting the Serbian punitive measures, the representatives of education in Kosovo found other ways not to submit to the Serbian occupier. Thus, although removed from school facilities, Albanians opened their homes as the only alternative way to survive. But, since 1998, the repressive measures of violence reached their peak, especially in the western part of Kosovo, in the Dukagjin Plain. Not being able to cope with the situation, the Albanian population of Kosovo was forced to leave their homeland. This was the beginning of a biblical exodus, where in 1998-99, about 1 million Albanians left Kosovo by force.