Црно на бело

Lidija Dimkovska

Publisher: ILI-ILI

North Macedonia
Macedonian
Poetry
2016

“Time rolled over you just when you were setting off”, it says in Lidija Dimkovska’s poem “Journey”. The reasons for her leaving stem from necessity: war. The ravages of it are felt everywhere and houses and people are diminished to withering ruins of their former selves. Human rights only serve for wiping away dust – at best. Even if the journey takes her to Berlin, Lisbon or New York, her origins, the Balkan, lurks in the background. But there is a dividing wall, thin as the glass partition inside a New York cab or the „automatic door on a train“, which separates one from the rest, cuts one off from one’s own life.

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    Publisher:  parasitenpresse
    Translator:  Alexander Sitzmann
    Country:  Germany
    Language:  German