ELSA NILAJ interviewed by VANESSA VILLARREAL May 1st, 2015 Los Angeles, California & Mumbai, India Narrator Elsa Nilaj is an Albanian fashion designer that was born on September 4th, 1988 in Malësia e Madhe. She now currently resides in Mumbai, India alongside her husband, Vishal Sudarshanwar. Elsa Nilaj has had a love for fashion…
Documenting History, Connecting Albanians, Promoting Albanian Culture.
We document history. Preserving Albanian oral tradition and documenting personal experiences is important in order to better understand the past, present and future of the Albanian people and their importance in the international community. Albanian Voices connects Albanian communities world-wide by collecting and sharing individual stories and experiences.
PJETER VUKAJ interviewed by VANESSA VILLARREAL March 12th, 2015 Los Angeles, California & Shkodra, Albania Narrator Pjeter Vukaj is an Albanian artist that was born on August 3rd, 1965 in Malësi e Madhe. He has been living, working and exhibiting his artwork in Shkodra, Albania since the Nineties. He has enjoyed writing and creating art…
***The following story —”The Mystery Man” by Flurim Aliu— is not an official Albanian Voices article. It was written for Dr. Georgie Gordon-Smith at Georgia Gwinnett College and submitted on 14 September 2013. The views expressed in this story are entirely those of its author and do not represent the views of the Albanian Voices or any of its…
ELSON FARKA interviewed by VANESSA VILLARREAL On January 26th, 2015 in Los Angeles, California & Tirana, Albania Narrator Elson Farka was born on March 18th, 1994. He grew up in Laç, Albania but now lives in the capital, Tirana. He is the youngest of three children. He is enrolled in a general nursing program at a university in…
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Above are just a few of the stories we have collected for Albanian Voices.
We are currently collecting stories from all ethnic Albanians world-wide. There is no one "type" of story we want. Anything is welcome! Examples of topics we have included in personal interviews are: Ancient legends, current politics, family history, favorite things, views on certain countries, hardship under communism, immigration, finding work, traveling illegally, marriage, weddings, funerals, death, birth, traditional or popular songs, religion, individual thoughts, hopes, regrets and desires. We accept stories in English, Albanian, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Russian and Serbian. Ne pranojmë histori në anglisht, shqip, gjermanisht, frëngjisht, spanjisht, portugalisht, italisht, rusisht dhe serbisht.