Bijando Djives, Romano Djives

Apr 10, 2014 by

I was born on the sweet breath of some spring morning near Bardejov in Slovakia, squalling and pink. The actual day is up for debate,...

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Winter-time Warmth

Feb 6, 2014 by

Several people have asked me about recipes – in particular paprika soup, paprikash and goulash. The weather here in Ohio is...

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Papo Jiv the Baba Jagoři

Feb 3, 2014 by

Trudging through the snow this morning, I remembered a story my grandmother used to tell to me. It was about Papo Jiv (Grandfather...

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O Drom ande Maša – Dezid...

Feb 2, 2014 by

I tried to translate this poem adequately, capturing the nuance and beauty expressed in Banga’s Romani language. In the end, I...

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Never Forget

Jan 27, 2014 by

Today marks the ninth annual United Nations Holocaust Remembrance Memorial at the General Assembly in New York and the 69th...

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