The Fehmi Agani statue greets you as you walk towards the Philological Faculty where this great intellectual worked as director of the Albanalogical Institute in the 1960s and as Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy in the 1970s.
He’s striding towards us in a statue which conveys a sense of energy and forward momentum appropriate in a man who co-founded the LDK ‘Democratic League of Kosovo’. He was one of the main Kosovan negotiators at the Rambouillet Conference which sought a solution to the tensions in Kosovo before the war in 1999. He founded the Forum for Ethnic Relations with the aim of fostering dialogue between Serbs and Albanians, but in the end he was killed during the war, taken off a train by Serbian police, and his body found several days later.
As well as this statue, Agani is commemorated in the Prishtina street which bears his name in the heart of city’s cafe district.