Aihearkisto: In English

Escaping poems, Yiddish songs

In the beginning there were 366 small poems. Bengt Pohjanen wrote one poem each day during the leap-year 2012. He wrote them in meänkieli, which is close to Finnish but being a local variant in the northern  parts of Sweden … Lue loppuun

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Marat Tarassov, Does our Century need poetry?

Marat Tarassov, f. 1930 i Ryska Karelen. Century of pragmatism: whether it needs poetry? If I had put this question this way in Russia 30-40 years ago, they would have laughed at me or they would have considered me to … Lue loppuun

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Minority and identity in Torne Valley

This essay is a revised version of a presentation held originally in meänkieli, on the Meänkieli Literature Day (Hilja Byström Day), 18th April 2013. The question of who can be considered to belong to the minority in Torne Valley has … Lue loppuun

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Vepsian Literature – Long and Thorny Way

Vepsian LITERATURE. Long and Thorny Way.   Hello, dear friends! I want to tell you a little about my people, our literature, and our works. I am – Veps. Once upon a time our people were very numerous, but now … Lue loppuun

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