In search of an identity

Photo essay: Post-communist Romania

by Keyvan Tabari
When the Romanian-born Herta Muller won the 2009 Noble prize for literature, her novel The Land of Green Plums shot up to No. 7 on; until then it had been No. 56,359. Muller was little read even in her adopted country Germany, in whose language she writes. Romanians, whose language is different, still take unusual pride in her. This would be a reflection of their craving for positive international recognition, which I observed in my recent trip to Romania >>> full text

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by yolanda on

 Thank you for the captions, very educational. My favorites: #42, the souvenir shop and #44, the rug display.

I don't know much about Romania, only know Nadia Comaneci, the gymnast, who scored perfect 10's in 1976 Olympic Games.


Delaram Banafsheh (Yolanda)

"Cactus in the Desert"


Can't wait to visit

by Abarmard on

Looks like a great place to visit. Thanks for the brief and informative note. Would have been great if pictures had caption.

Thank you.