About Me/Pa Mande

Babka Zavackova

Babka Zavačková (on the right)

I’m a Slovak Romani woman who was born in Slovakia, raised (mostly) in England, but now living in the US. I speak a somewhat jumbled mess of Servika and Bergitka Romanes (with some Anglo-Romani).

I am currently a full-time post-Graduate student (Cultural Studies and Discourses). I recently graduated with an MA in Communication (focus in International and Family Communication) and have a BA Honors in International Studies (dual minor in History and Geography).

I am working on several books, including poetry, children’s and young adult fiction, and non-fiction. I feel like there is a vast lack of bilingual books (in Romani and English/French/Slovak/German/etc.) available for those of us who’d like to read our own language, but perhaps aren’t fluent.

I am also an avid photographer and am currently editing an online gallery of my photographs (for sale), so please revisit soon!

 

Romanes:

Servika romnji som, bijandilem andre slovakija, barudjom avri andre angljija (jekhbuter), akana bešav andre amerika. bešav imar dešutrinberš andro foros. vakerav ačhadunes rromanes, čepo servika, čepo bergitka, čepo gurbetski, čepo anglo-romani.

dúškom, sikhljuno sikhljavni. nadočirla, diplomirindjom man andre MA komunikaciji (the internacionalne hakaja the manušibnaskero čačipen). hin man jekh BA andre internacionalne studije (he historija the džeografija).

kamav te pisinel but kenjvi (lila), sar poezija the čhavořeske paramisa. kamav te pisinel andre duj čhiba – rromanes the angljiciko čhib/francusicka/slovákitiko čhib/ňamcicka).

kamav te odlav fotografia the akana kerav jekh online gallerija sar mre fotografia (te cinel).

10 Comments

  1. ur photos r amazers

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    • LOL, thanks dear 😀

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      • Qristina, I would like to take up contact with you about my work with the Slovak Roma: Thanks, Mark

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        • I’ll reply as soon as I can! Sorry for the delay!

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    • Thank you, Martin! Sent you an email~ 🙂

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  2. Qristina, but sem baxtalo kaj areslem/maladem ćiri web rig. Kamav tuqe but bax thaj sastipe.
    Me sar jek romano hramond/lilvari mangav tuça and-o kontakto te aćhav.
    Drago sunto Del te źutil ći bući.
    Ruźdija Russo Sejdović (Germania-Köln)

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    • Te aves baxtali! Palikeras tuke vaš tro intereso pal mro blog the vaš tro emajl. Bičhavel mande tiro Biografia thaj Bibliografia!!! 😀 Najis tuke!

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  3. When we can see your photographs? Please let me know.

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    • Hopefully soon! 🙂

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