Katica Ḱulavkova (born in 1951)

Katica Ḱulavkova was born in 1951, in Veles. She is a poet, literary theorist, essayist, anthologist, storyteller, university professor, and academician, writing in Macedonian. Her main research interests are related to the literary theory and hermeneutics, comparative literature, Macedonian and South Slavic literatures, critical theory Continue Reading

Carevna Miladinova-Aleksieva (1856‒1934)

Carevna Miladinova-Aleksieva was born in Struga in 1856, among the famous Miladinovi family (her father was the revivalist Dimitar Miladinov, and her first teacher was Georgi Ikonomov ‒ father’s pupil and husband of her sister, the teacher Milica Dimitrova Ikonomova). She continued her education in Continue Reading

Liljana Minova-Ǵurkova (1939–2008)

Liljana Minova-Ǵurkova was born in 1939 in Prilep. She graduated in 1963 at the Department of Macedonian Language at the Faculty of Philosophy. She began her career at the Institute of Macedonian Language “Krste Misirkov” in Skopje (1963‒1977), in the Department for Modern Language. In Continue Reading

Vera Bitrakova-Grozdanova (born in 1939)

Bitrakova-Grozdanova was born in 1939 in Ohrid, where she finished the high school (1958). She received her higher education at the Faculty of Philosophy in Zagreb, Department of Archeology (1962), where she also completed her Master’s Degree (1972) and received her PhD (1984) with the Continue Reading

Zeynep Zafer

Zeynep Zafer (Zeynep Ibrahimova) was born in 1958 in the village of Kornitsa (Bulgaria). When she was 15 years old she witnessed a bloody violence act caused by the attempts of the  the communist regime to assimilate by force the Pomaks (Bulgarian speaking Muslims). During Continue Reading

Fatma Aliye Topuz (1862-1936)

She was born in 1862 in Istanbul. Topuz could not receive any formal education but she managed to educate herself by eagerly listening private lessons that her older brother taught. When she was 17, she married to Faik Bey and had 4 daughters from him. Continue Reading