Masha Davidov, born in Tel Aviv in 1991, is the daughter of professional pianists and naturally had a musical education from an early age. Although she subsequently switched to the visual arts as her abilities began to show, Davidov never abandoned her musical studies – she plays the piano and violin. Shifting her academic focus saw Davidov following in the footsteps of her famous Russian relatives Valentina Nechaeva-Chebakova, Nikita Chebakov, and Alexander Chebakov. Continue reading “Presenting: Masha Davidov”
Ramadan has just begun this year—a time of restraint and self-reflection, a time where I intentionally build moments to return to myself amid the everyday chaos of living. Four years ago I was living in Sarajevo; my last month in the city coincided with the holy month. As a Muslim woman who grew up in America, I had never experienced this month with people who knew or celebrated Ramadan. Continue reading “How Sarajevo shaped me: forgiveness, poetry and the holy month”
It’s a while since I realised there’s a test—a virtual checklist—for being a Sarajevan. I’m not a Sarajevan yet and may never check all the items on the list. Still, I know a few.
Do you keep live chickens out of the apartment? Continue reading “The Cow in the Bathroom”
Sarajevo meant a lot to me, means a lot to me still, my time there has shaped me, in fact. Everything I took for granted, every dream I was realizing; all painful laborious struggles. The warmth of every hearth I was drawn beside, every silently proffered plate of food; a realization of some eternal purities. Continue reading “A Scottish Girl in Sarajevo”
I first met Matea Šimić in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, in 2012. That fall I launched the Sarajevo Writers’ Workshop, a group of poets and prose writers working in Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian and English. Continue reading “Authentic Voices Loosely Connected”