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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Rain

Apr 27, 2015 by

Yesterday, it poured with rain. My heart was heavy and it was a fitting sound. As a child, my grandmother told me that the rain was...

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Bodies of Knowledge

Apr 22, 2015 by

Since I posted “Political Bodies” there has been a lively debate over my viewpoint and the viewpoint of other Romani. As...

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Political Bodies

Apr 16, 2015 by

I’m not a well-known Romani figure and I’m not particularly well-educated, but with news this month of a new Romani...

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Trauma and Telling / povreda t...

Apr 1, 2015 by

Maami Babka never spoke about the traumas that haunted her dreams, except in abstracts and fairy tales about the hungry smoke, the...

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Whispers / šuškišagos

Mar 27, 2015 by

“The trees whisper secrets,” my mother said. “If you listen, they’ll tell you stories.” I spent hours...

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One Little Letter / jekh cikni...

Mar 17, 2015 by

According to the BBC’s “Journalism News Style Guide”: Gypsy/gypsy   For ethnic Gypsies in the UK, we...

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Choices / avrikidne

Mar 10, 2015 by

The divide I see between the US and the Europe in terms of Romani self-actualization and autonomy is astonishing. Maslow’s...

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