Beggars of Skopje

Beggars of Skopje

Kim Mehmeti sheds light a time period in Balkans through the mysterious traditions of a group of beggars in Skopje, a city as old as the history of mankind. Üsküp dilencileri is a metaphorical masterpiece stretching from the days of the Ottoman Empire leaving Macedonia to Tito and Enver Hoxa… “The longing for a love that was once found and lost transforms into such a great pain it makes you feel like as if there is a worm eating you inside, which never grows up yet becomes even more stronger with the one that longing; that keeps eating one’s brain and heart…”

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Kim Mehmeti sheds light a time period in Balkans through the mysterious traditions of a group of beggars in Skopje, a city as old as the history of mankind. Üsküp dilencileri is a metaphorical masterpiece stretching from the days of the Ottoman Empire leaving Macedonia to Tito and Enver Hoxa… “The longing for a love that was once found and lost transforms into such a great pain it makes you feel like as if there is a worm eating you inside, which never grows up yet becomes even more stronger with the one that longing; that keeps eating one’s brain and heart…”

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