Identity

Jun 25, 2015 by

It was one of those bright, searing summer days. I stood with my Bibi below the treeline on a hill somewhere north of Vyšný Tvarožec,...

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Zoralipe

Jun 17, 2015 by

“Romani are so very strong,” Papu told me once. “We carry the rest of the world on our shoulders without any...

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The other side of me

Jun 13, 2015 by

This is a more personal post, a shorter, less known story. I never talk much about the Polish side of my family. Many… most of...

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Silence / čitiben

Jun 8, 2015 by

“Silence,” Maami said, “is the only thing that saved our lives.” She barely talked about her life during the...

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Grief / briga

Jun 4, 2015 by

So hin učo oda svetos, hej, de te merel, jaj, mušinav. Hej, de te merel, jaj, mušinav, hej, de njič man Devla njič na dukhal The...

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benginjali balvaj / Terrifying...

May 28, 2015 by

Today, as I walked in the sun on my lunch break, a cold gust of wind followed me, rustling the trees as I stepped by. I shuddered and...

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Passive/Aggressive

May 22, 2015 by

“You Gypsies, you never stand up for yourselves. That’s the problem,” the gadžo professor nodded his head...

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My words, my stories / mre lav...

May 14, 2015 by

Academia loves a good story. A quick JSTOR search yields papers, such as “Roast Chicken and Other Gypsy Stories”,...

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Dakero Djives

May 11, 2015 by

Mother’s Day was never a day for us, at least not at first. We didn’t celebrate – my father didn’t write...

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Bodies of Resistance

May 8, 2015 by

“this game seems to be a curse, and I’m always the princess, and each day a poor woman, somebody is playing with me and...

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