Success story

Gani Jakupi

Gani Jakupi
Book signing in Calvados (France)

1. In which year did you emigrate?

- It was not a literal exile. Sometime in the mid-70s, I found myself involved in a student exchange project with France. Although I was still a high school student, the French lecturer at the Faculty of Philology in Prishtina appreciated my knowledge of French. I went lazily, I didn't care... but I came back fascinated! Not only did the French not have the superiority complex I encountered in other parts of Yugoslavia, but they showed genuine curiosity about the identities and culture of others. From that moment on, I dreamed of returning to the West.