Flora Brovina


Flora Brovina born Skënderaj, Kosovo September 30, 1949. Kosovar Albanian poet and pediatrician; tortured during 19 months Serbian prison; Millennium Women's Peace Prize 2001.


"I would urge all Albanian intellectuals to raise their voices and speak out against violence and in favour of reconciliation. As a woman, I would offer my hand to Serb women as that is what women should do—build bridges, help." (Independent, Dec. 10, 1999; photo othervoicespoetry.org)