Author // Poet
My father was a journalist. He was arrested after he wrote about poisoning in Kosovo and in Macedonia. After he was arrested, I was always interested in the power of words. Why is text so forbidden?
Ervina Halili was born in Prishtina in 1986, but much of her first decade of life was spent on the move, a result of regional turmoil and was in the Balkans. Raised in a family of writers, Halili’s interest in storytelling was sparked early-on, as she began to understand herself and society through poetry and literature. She is a published author of numerous works, including her first poem titled, ‘Crowd 97’ which was inspired by observations of a protest in Prishtina that she attended when she was just 11-years-old.