He is the author of several collections of short stories, some of which have been incorporated in various anthologies. However, as the author of three collections with plays, he is better known as a playwright. In fact, eight of his fourteen plays have been successfully staged and performed for long periods in the theaters of the country. Dokle has also been awarded national and international prizes for some of them. Additionally, his six radio dramas have all been performed on Radio Tirana.
Yet, in recent years, his literary contribution has mostly been in the genre of the novel. He has already published four: Vajzat e mjegulles (The Girls of Fog), Lulet e skajbotes (The Flowers of World’s Edge), Ditet e lakuriqeve te nates (The Days of the Bats), Kolerë në kohë të dashurisë (Cholera in the Time of Love). Dokle’s novels have also been translated and have attained significant success in Bosnian, Turkish, Bulgarian and Spanish languages.
The Girls of Fog
At the end of the world, or in the middle of nowhere, there is a small village called Bukojna. It is located in Gora, a province of Albania inhabited by an ethnic minority called the Gorani. They speak their own unique language, tell their own legends, follow their own rites and customs, and are bel...