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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My Father’s Eyes / mro d...

Oct 17, 2014 by

“You have your father’s eyes,” they told me, scowling, as though I had come in the night and stolen them from him...

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Dikh. Dikh. Na Bister.

Jul 29, 2014 by

Look. Look. Don’t forget. I used to blame Maami Babka for being alcoholic; for my father’s violent drunken outbursts; for...

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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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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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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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Baxtalo Nevo Bersh!

Jan 1, 2014 by

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Baxtali Karačoňa thaj Baxtalo ...

Dec 22, 2013 by

Baxtalipeha~           Share this:Share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in...

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Mad women, Strong women, and t...

Dec 16, 2013 by

I come from a family of mad women and strong women. Sometimes, they seem to be both, mottled with the bruised fingerprints of hungry...

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“I’m not racist, b...

Oct 25, 2013 by

I’ve heard this at least a million times this week, hyperbole aside. With the case of little Maria in Greece (found today to be...

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Identity and Diaspora

Sep 3, 2013 by

I am Romani and when I speak about my community and my home it is of an imagined home and an imagined community. A collective...

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