Voices / glasurja

Dec 15, 2014 by

Maami Babka always told me “beš banges, alje phenel vorta” (sit bent, but speak straight); in essence to always speak the...

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Thanksgiving Ghost Tree / palj...

Dec 1, 2014 by

The holiday season for Romani – speaking from the personal perspective of my own family – is very different. We...

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Thoughts/dumanki

Nov 18, 2014 by

This will be a little different post, I suppose. I’ve noticed myself reacting more to discourse including Romani stereotypes....

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Not That Kind

Nov 12, 2014 by

I was born into poverty. The aching hollowness of hunger; the hand-me-down clothes and too big shoes. Parents always working;...

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Poems & Prayers / giljutn...

Nov 5, 2014 by

Our words are our prayers and our poems and our songs. The constant admonition by non-Romani scholars that we do not possess a canon,...

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Romani Women Authors / řomane ...

Nov 3, 2014 by

Ceija Stojka Wir leben im Verborgenen: Erinnerungen einer Rom-Zigeunerin “We Live in Seclusion. The Memories of a...

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čhines laveha e dukh ačhel

Oct 30, 2014 by

“a wound from a word remains” For my family, words were everything. Not the stale stamped written word, but the...

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Fall

Oct 21, 2014 by

I carry my ancestors bones on my tongue. Chipped and broken they clatter against my teeth, leaves in the wind of my speaking....

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