Biografi by Lloyd Jones
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In Albania, under the long dictatorship of Enver Hoxha, each Albanian citizen had a biografi - literally an account of their suitability as good socialists which was registered by the secret police. An insight in to the post-communist regime of Albania.
 

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Published September 9, 1993 by Andre Deutsch Ltd. 216 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Travel, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Years later, after Hoxha's death and the fall of his regime, the novelist heard rumors of the reappearance of the dictator's double, a village dentist forced to undergo extensive plastic surgery in order to stand in for Hoxha at official events.

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Biografi (the title comes from the word for the security dossiers kept by the secret police on each citizen) is equal parts travelogue, political reportage and mystery: the author's search for Petar Shapallo, a dentist whose face had been surgically altered so he could serve as a double for the C...

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