Alternative education in the Bulgarian school system

By Maggie Nazer I learned to read at the age of 5 and eagerly wanted to start school. I entered the Bulgarian educational system at 7 and some thirteen years later I am happy I got out of it alive and somewhat sane. I hated school. I was always the brightest in class; my teachers … Continue reading Alternative education in the Bulgarian school system

Kitchen Stories from the Balkans

Photographs and text by Eugenia Maximova The people of the Balkans live in the shadow of a long history of wars, conflicts and unresolved ethnic tensions. Much of the energy that could have gone into building a future has been squandered on maintaining those tensions and the result is an impoverished present. Young families must … Continue reading Kitchen Stories from the Balkans